ADP unveils Ume-Ezeoke, urges voters to shun other parties
•PWDs may boycott poll over insecurity, voting access
•Ohanaeze youths deploy situation room, monitoring team
The opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP), yesterday, unveiled labour activist, Afam Ume-Ezeoke, as its candidate for Saturday’s governorship ballot.
ADP’s National Chairman, Yabagi Sani, who spoke during the ceremony at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, insisted that Ume-Ezeoke remained the most credible candidate for the exalted seat in Anambra.
He said the ADP had prepared a blueprint that would rescue the state from what he described as “bondage” of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties.
Expressing confidence that his party will emerge victorious in the poll, Sani said the ADP had embarked on a campaign strategy, which has proved very effective without endangering the lives of members, supporters and the general public.
CENTRE for Citizens with Disability (CCD) has said its members will only participate in the election, it there is visible high-level security and improvement in their voting access needs.
The Executive Director, David Anyaele, stated this yesterday in Abuja while presenting findings of the outcome of the Assessment of Provisions by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in preparation for the election.
BUT the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has constituted Election Security Monitoring Team and a Situation Room to ensure credible poll. A statement signed by the Acting Youth Leader, Jones Onwuasoanya, and made available to newsmen yesterday in Awka, the group also advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to re-consider the five-day sit-at-home order, which could have adverse effect on the South East economy.
They further expressed optimism that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, would be released before the governorship election or that the authorities would show reasonable readiness to do so.
The group said the Anambra Election Security Monitoring Team led by Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, who is also the Secretary-General, would coordinate its Anambra Youth Volunteer Corps consisting of 50 youths per ward, adding that the corps had been working assiduously towards a peaceful and credible election.