By Kenechukwu Ibeh
Top industrialist and philanthropist, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, Overdose, the CEO of Wichtech Group, has joined the race to replace Chief Willie Obiano as Anambra State Governor.
In a very colourful ceremony at the Marble Arch Hotel, Awka, yesterday, Dr. Nwankwo, officially informed members of the State Working Committee, Party officials and Stakeholders across the 21 LGAs of his intention to vie for the All Progressives Congress, APC, ticket in the forthcoming governorship primary scheduled for June 26th, 2021.
Dr. Nwankwo declared in style when he handed over 22 Sienna buses to the State Chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike for onward distribution to the Local Government Chairpersons. He also donated the sum of of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000), to support efforts at repositioning the party in the State.
At the event, the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State, Chief Basil Ejidike, Ikwelle Nnabuenyi, welcomed all to the epoch making event and briefly explained the reasons behind the choice of Marble Arch Hotel for the declaration instead of the Party’s Secretariat at the Glass House.
According to the Chairman, the change in venue was in deference to the good people of Awka who are currently celebrating their annual Imo Awka Festival. He therefore appealed for the understanding of party men and women.
In his remarks, Chairman of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo Campaign Council, Chief Obi Onwuachu, revealed to the August gathering that Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, a great son of Oko Kingdom, had officially informed the leadership of the party of his intention to contest for the Governor of Anambra State under the platform of APC. He went ahead to outline the numerous reasons why everyone who desires victory for APC in the main governorship election should lend their support to the governorship project of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo stating among other things that he is a spotless politician, a great philanthropist, a worker in the vineyard of God and an astute administrator.
Dr. Nwankwo who stated that 2021 is the year of victory for the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State, said he was in the race to replicate the success story of Wichtech where the structure is configured like a big family unit and promised to replicate that structure in making Anambra great again.
In his own remarks, the DG of the Dr Chidozie Nwankwo Campaign Organization, Barr. Ejike Nwachukwu stated that there’s no better time for APC in Anambra State to get it right than now. He said despite the fact that APC is the ruling party at the center, it’s fortune in Anambra elections has been dismal owing to rancorous primaries and divisions in the past. He stated that luckily for the, APC, a man like Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo has arrived with a breath of fresh air and followers.