A gubernatorial aspirant of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Anambra state, Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo has promised to take the party to a new level if given the mandate, just as he assured provision of jobs and public services for the people of the state.
He described ADC as the best thing to happen to Anambra state, expressing confidence of divine victory at the November 6 election.
Nwankpo who recently joined the party after dumping the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) following his disqualification by the party leadership, spoke at the country home of the National Chairman of ADC, Chief Okey Ralph Nwosu.
He disclosed his readiness to work together with the party leadership to wrestle power from the ruling party, calling on the delegates to vote for him at the primary election.
He said, “An ADC government will ensure that all Anambra families benefit from their government. We will provide jobs and public services like healthcare. Our great party ADC will have a New Deal with ndi Anambra. It is time to give the voice back to the people.
“ADC is the next best thing to happen to Anambra state. God will fight the battle ahead. It is only God who makes kings and his will must prevail in the state. I also pray that the wish of the people will come to pass.
While promising to take the party to a new level if given the opportunity, Nwankpo underscored the place of unity of purpose, hardwork and commitment in the forthcoming election, enjoining party faithfuls to take the message to the grassroots.
Responding, National Chairman of the party, Chief Nwosu assured the guber hopeful and party faithful of transparent, credible, free and fair election.
He said, “It’s hard to believe what we hear and read about the charades that have taken place in both the ruling party and the major opposition parties in the state. It is quite unfortunate that internal democracy has been murdered in the so called big parties.
“Many party members and even the aspirants were disenfranchised, due process was thrown to the dust bin, and illegality festered. ADC is a model party
with clean bill of health. We don’t condole political rascality and fraudulent activities, we have zero tolerance for corrupt practices. ADC is an alternative that treats everybody the same, not special favors.
“In ADC, there is no such thing called cabals, we don’t practice politics of imposition where the highest bidder gets the ticket. Before now, many popular aspirants had approached ADC seeking to buy our nomination forms, but when we look at their public records which is laden with baggage, we simply ignored them.”
“ADC is not a town union party, it cuts across all ethnic divides, with national outlook. A party that enjoys massive support from the Nigerian youths, Labour leaders, Civil Society Organisations, Professional bodies, ex-presidents, political juggernauts, religious and clergy and higly revered traditional rulers in all the geopolitical zones in Nigeria.”
The party will hold her gubernatorial primary election on Wednesday, June 30th 2021 ahead of the governorship election coming up on November 6.