Group adopts ADC, appoints Atuigwe as Nwankpo campaign DG
Ozigbo, 2Baba seek free-violence poll in Anambra
A non-partisan political pressure group, the Third Force Movement, has adopted the African Democratic Party (ADC) on the basis that its governorship candidate, Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo, has no baggage.
Besides, the group has endorsed the former Women’s Wing Director of Senator Uche Ekwunife Governorship Campaign in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary, Mrs. Ego Florence Atuigwe, to serve as the Director-General of Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Organisation.
Chairman of the Movement, Pastor Okey Ojibe and co-Chairman, Prof. Aghadiuno, who disclosed this to newsmen in Awka, Anambra State, yesterday, contended the adoption of ADC was because the Movement’s mission is in line with the party’s mantra that places premium of the “Anambra families first.”
He said that the Third Force Movement was planning to project Akachukwu’s campaign activities by working to ensure the collapse of different denominations into ADC structure.
According to him, the group adopted Nwankpo after rigorous consideration of his 15 years of transparent and corruption-free public service that spanned from local council, state government and Federal Government of President Goodluck Jonathan as a Special Adviser and Executive Secretary of SURE-P.
Corroborating him, Aghadiuno said that the group would before next month make a formal announcement of its position in keeping with its interest in facilitating provision of quality governance and transparent leadership.
MEANWHILE, the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6, 2021 Anambra governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo and a music maestro, Innocent Idibia (a.k.a. 2Baba) have advocated a violence-free electoral process in the forthcoming election.
Ozigbo and 2Baba, otherwise called 2Face, made the declaration in Awka, Anambra State, at the weekend, when the gubernatorial candidate hosted a delegation from the ‘Vote-Not-Fight: Election No Be War’ campaign.
The campaigners consisted of officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), National Democratic Institute (NDI), the 2Baba Foundation and the Catch Them Young Community Initiative (CATYCOI).
The contingent, which was led by ‘2Baba’ Idibia, also included Bem Aga, NDI’s Programmes Manager, Tracy Keshi, NDI’s Programme Officer, Nonso Orakwe, Executive Director of CATYCOI, and Israel Orji, the Programme Manager of CATYCOI.
Both parties signed a peace pledge card to complement their declaration to advocate a peaceful election.
Ozigbo hailed 2Baba and the Vote-Not-Fight campaign for their consistency and the importance of the message of peace and non-violence electioneering; the two crucial issues he believed can change the course of the black race.