Anambra 2021: I will not participate in political speculation, says Accord Party candidate | The Guardian Nigeria News
Dr Godwin Maduka, candidate for the post of Governor of the Accord Party in the election of the governor of Anambra, scheduled for November 6, said that the electoral process has its rules and is sacrosanct.
Maduka said there are no electoral rules preventing him from running in the next gubernatorial election on November 6, as rumored on social media.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reported on Saturday that Maduka made the clarification during a press conference he held with reporters on Friday (October 22nd).
He said the speculation was based on the assumption that his deputy, Chief Kenneth Obi, had decamped into the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“If this really happened, it is not my fault and the electoral law must be rightly invoked to fight against political rascality,” he said, in response to Obi’s decamping on October 20.
Maduka said these stories are just political speculation, as he visited the 362 political quarters of Anambra with his running mate (Obi) and concluded the political map to this effect.
“My electoral process is in high gear so that I challenge the elections, I cannot deduce where such a story came from, I have no room for speculation or distractions,” he said. declared.
He said: “I just heard this from your reporters and I call on the electorate to ignore the speculation and vote for the Accord party for transformational leadership in the state.
NAN reports that Maduka is the owner of the Las Vegas Pain Institute and a renowned pain manager in the United States.
He initially contested the post of governor under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and lost to Mr. Valentine Ozigbo.
He switched to the Accord party to realize his political aspirations where he chose Obi as his running mate.
“If this ultimately turns out to be a reality, the electoral arbitrator has a legal process to deal with such an issue and I am sure it will be dealt with,” he said.
Maduka said the Accord is a party with a vision and that they are well focused and ready to remove any political obstacles.
He said he had a 10 point agenda, ranging from healthcare to quality education, technology, digital economy, empowerment of women and youth, as well as security, among others.
“These visions are for the great Anambra. I will be doing this and more because I have already done it as shown in my community.
“I call on all of you to give me a chance to serve people differently to achieve unusual growth and development.
“I am not a political jobber, I am not a 419, I want to change the political narrative of our state.
“We have less than 14 days for the elections and I call on the voters to focus and not lose sight of the mission of electing a more credible person,” he said.
He said he was seeking their voices to better serve the state and vowed to replicate what he has done in his community, Umuchukwu in Orumba south of Anambra across the state.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Barth Igwedibia, state chairman of the Accord Party, urged the electorate to ignore speculation and treat it like nothing.
“Our running mate is running for the party, busy soliciting voters for the party and that has been misunderstood, it’s all political diplomacy,” he said.
He called on voters to focus and avoid any form of political confusion in recent days and vote overwhelmingly for the Accord Party.
“Accord and Unity is the first newspaper on the voter card, please don’t be mistaken and vote because God said if we have an agreement ask for anything, He will do it.
“Vote for Accord, the number one party, and keep your votes and be assured of massive development in the state,” he said.
Mr. Bright Nnebedum, the general manager of the campaign organization Godwin Maduka, reassured the electorate that there are no problems in the party and urged them to vote for the party.
Nnebedum dispelled speculation that Maduka could be disqualified from the gubernatorial race, but urged everyone to avoid any form of political confusion and to focus.