Labour Party Declares Agbasimalo Governorship Candidate Of Anambra state
The Labour Party has on Friday declared former banker Obiora Agbasimalo as party governorship candidate for the 2021 elections in Anambra State.
The technocrat turned politician, who is contesting for the first in his career, was unanimously voted as the flag bearer at the party’s governorship primaries held on Friday in Nnewi area of the state.
The National Chairman of the Labour Party and presiding chairman of the primaries, Barr. Julius Abure made this announcement.
“Obiora Agbasimalo is a product of hardwork and commitment. We are desirous to change the narrative in the Nigerian state and in Anambra State.
“You will agree with me that the many challenges the state is having is as a result of failed leadership and we want to commence that journey by changing these narratives,” he highlighted.
Some of the narratives he listed include hunger, unemployment, insecurity, and poverty among others. “We believe that with due diligence, commitment and hard work we will be able to achieve greatness.”
Consequently, Abure said their choice to lead by example by conducting free and fair primaries was displayed for everyone to see. Adding, he said, “The primary election was democratic; there was consensus building; there was internal party democracy and we all agreed that he is the best candidate for the party.”
According to the national chairman, in the next few weeks, they will commence their campaign. “This time around it is going to be different from the usual way, like a major departure from what we are used to.
“While others would be bringing candidates whose names we have been hearing since the 60s and 1970s, you can see that our candidate is a digital candidate, young, vibrant, educated and we believe that the solution of Anambra state lies with him.”
Abure further described Agbasimalo as the people’s choice while assuring the state that he would if elected the governor.