The African Democratic Congress on Friday elected a man said to possess 13 degrees from schools in the United States of America and Europe, Dr. Paul Obianaso, as its candidate for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
Obianaso, a lawyer, was elected by delegates of the party from the 326 political wards of the state. Four aspirants had earlier stepped down for Obianaso.
In his acceptance speech, Obianaso said he was ready to work conscientiously to ensure the victory of the ADC in the election, adding that he would also work to drastically reduce poverty if elected governor of the state.
He said, “We have a duty to secure Anambra State, and the security and welfare of the people shall be my priority. If you give me your support, I will let you know that your trust in me is not wasted.”
The National Chairman of the ADC, Dr. Okey Nwosu, expressed optimism that his party would win the November 18 governorship election in the state.
Describing ADC as the most stable political party in the state and nationally, Nwosu said the crises rocking major political parties in the state had technically knocked them out of the contest.