African Democratic Congress, ADC, elected Ex-president Jonathan envoy Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, as its governorship candidate for Anambra 6th election, in line with the July 1, 2021 deadline given to political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct their primaries ahead of the slated November 6, 2021, Anambra governorship election.
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and 7,351 delegates in attendance adopted the system of voice votes, which gave, Chief Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo overwhelming ‘yes’ voice votes during the Primary which held at Professor Dora Akuyelli Women Development Centre Awka, on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, which witness a total number of 7,351 delegates in attendance.
The Chairman, ADC Board of Trustees, Senator Patricia Akwashiki, urged the Anambra State electorate to rally around their party candidate as his administration would give voice to all including the less privileged, youths and women which they pledged 35% slot each, 35 percent Affirmation Action is in the DNA of ADC and must be obeyed by any elected under the party platform.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu, appeal to the leaders of the INEC and other election management agencies in the country to conduct free, fair, credible and transparent elections in the interest of democratic sustainability, and Anabara people to vote their conscience.
Chief Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo, the guber candidate in his acceptance speech, promised to run an all-inclusive government if given the opportunity to govern the state.
He described ADC as the only political party in Nigeria for now, founded in truth and honesty.
Nwankpo, who recently dumped his former All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on the basis of unfair treatment, said he was at home and settled down in his new party ADC, said his decision to join ADC was in response to the pressure from his supporters that he should get a platform to contest the November 6 election and allow the people of Anambra decide not few individuals.
“Am here in ADC to actualise my ambition and vision for greater Anambra, ADC is a credible platform with no political baggage, Anambra people need a breath of fresh air,” while thanking them for the opportunity, and assuring that he would run an open-door policy if and total inclusion if elected.
He promised to step up the state security, adding that his administration would ensure that every Anambra souls matters, no soul in Anambra State would be lost again to hoodlums, he said if elected he will bring Anambra families and Government close.