Anambra guber: Accord Party unveils former PDP aspirant, Maduka as its flagbearer
Accord Party has unveiled Godwin Maduka as its candidate in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state.
Recall that Maduka was one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants in the primary election which was held on June 26.
The chairman of Accord Party in the state, Bartholomew Igwedibia unveiled Godwin Maduka at a ceremony on Thursday.
Alex Nwankwo, a media practitioner and publicist, had initially emerged as the governorship candidate of Accord.
Reacting to his emergence as the new flagbearer, Maduka said he left PDP for Accord because the party did not conduct proper primaries to pick its candidate.
“PDP never really had an election, it was selection that took place in the primaries and I was not selected. I have nothing against the PDP and I have moved on,” he said.
“But the people of Anambra are still yearning for my candidacy, which is why I began searching for a party that upholds discipline and integrity. I found Accord. It is a party I can work with.
“Accord is the only vibrant political party in the state, considering the fact that the party has more grassroots support in Anambra.”
Maduka said he was in politics to promote the state in human and infrastructure development.
“I have lived in the US for over 40 years and I want to replicate some of the developmental projects I have done there in Anambra. I will start by tackling social welfare such as hunger,” he added.
“Secondly, I will prioritise security, road construction, employment, healthcare, education and sports development.
“More importantly, I have the vision to make Anambra the hub for medical tourism, with my western experience as a medical practitioner.
“If I become governor, our administration will be gender inclusive, our women will be given the chance to fully participate in governance.”
Maduka expressed optimism in Accord’s victory at the poll, adding that his “friends in PDP and APGA” will vote for him.
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