LP says candidate still in captivity, will win Anambra guber poll
AAC candidate pledges good governance
The Labour Party (LP) has said that its candidate for Anambra State November 6, 2021 governorship election, Obiora Agbasimalo, is still alive and can possibly win the poll from captors’ cell.
The National Organising Secretary of the party, Clement Ojukwu, who briefed newsmen in Awka, Anambra State, yesterday, alleged that Agbasimalo was abducted alongside his security aide over his seeming popularity and the serious threat he poses to rival contestants’ hope to emerge as the governor in the forthcoming election.
Ojukwu, who confirmed that the victim is still alive, as according to him, the family and associates are still in touch, said: “His abduction is political. He is very popular and his chances are very clear. So, his opponents are not happy.”
The national organising secretary further denied that the LP had collapsed its structure and joined the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, saying: “The name of Labour Party candidate is with INEC and you may wish to visit their portal to check that. Agbasimalo and Ozigbo are vying for the same seat and never met one on one or brokered any agreement for one to step down for the other. They are all rumours targeted at reducing our candidate’s popularity.”
MEANWHILE, the candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, has promised to enthrone good governance in the state if elected, noting that his chances of winning the election were very bright.
The AAC candidate, who spoke with journalists in Awka in the course of his campaign, said the influx of grassroots politicians from other political parties to his party in the last one week and the support he has been receiving from community leaders and traders across the state were indications that he would cruise to victory at the polls.
He stated that the development was not unconnected with his wide popularity and acceptability across the nooks and crannies of the state, coupled with his campaign to effect a paradigm shift that would restore, renew and rebuild the state.