ZLP Elects Ugwoji As Candidate Ahead of Nov.6 Guber Poll
The Zenith Labour Party has nominated Chief Uche Ugwoji, a grassroots politician as its candidate for the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Ugwoji who was the sole aspirant for ZLP ticket was unanimously nominated via raising of hand and a ‘yes’ vote by the delegates present at the Congress held at Choice Hotel, Awka on Monday.
The primary election was conducted by an Election Panel Chaired by Dr Obiorah Ifoh who said the process was in line with section 87(6) of the Electoral Act as amended.
“We will adopt any three methods of voting; one is by affirmation, two is by raising of hands and three, by secret ballot.
“For the purpose of this election, we will adopt the show of hands method,” he said.
Ifoh said ZLP had grassroots touch with presence in all the 326 electoral wards across the 21 local governments Anambra.
He commended the party in Anambra for growing the party so rapidly while urging them to work assiduously for the success of the candidate and the party in the main election.
According to him, for ZLP the election in Anambra is like the fight between David and Goliath but we have what it takes to occupy Government House after the election.
“ZLP has gained political strength from different states and has become among the top five political parties,” he said.
In his acceptance speech, Ugwoji said he would deploy his experience in politics to ensure internal democracy is achieved and project the state to limelight.
“I will attract developments to Anambra because of my grassroot knowledge of politics. We have every resource to take over the state come November 6, 2021.
“If you employ me as your Chief Servant, I will deploy all the global and national experiences and networks, as well as local knowledge as a village boy to make you proud.
“I am a Pan-Africanist and hope to work with other leaders in the South East and Nigeria to create the next Nigeria that will be the pride of the black race,” he said.