Abia born, Isiala Ngwa North cleric and philanthropist, Amb. Bishop Emeka Nwankpa has emerged the Abia state Accord Party Governorship Candidate for 2023 Governorship election.
The Man of God, had joined the 2023 Abia State governorship race months ago and during his declaration in Umuahia, promised to change the tear provoking Abia narrative to a testimony of laughter if elected the Governor of Abia state.
Meanwhile the primary election conducted, Tuesday, at the Accord Party Secretariat in Umuahia, held in an orderly manner and in the presence of the state party Chairman of Accord Party, Engr. Uma Ogbonnaya, party officials, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Security Agencies.
Announcing the result, the returning officer for the primary election, Mr. Ibeh ThankGod said, despite the fact that Bishop Emeka Nwankpa was returned unopposed, 486 delegates were allowed to cast votes of affirmation and Bishop Emeka Nwankpa polled 395 votes, with 6 void votes while other aspirants were absent.
Mr. Ibeh ThankGod therefore declared Bishop Emeka Nwankpa as the standard flag bearer of Accord Party Governorship ticket for 2023 general elections.
In his acceptance speech, Bishop Emeka Nwankpa said, ” It’s a thing of Joy that I have finally emerged as the Governorship Candidate of Accord Party Candidate for 2023 election and I promise not to let Abians down if they can trust me with their votes to be the next Governor of the state”.
Continuing, “My mission and focus will be to change Abia in four years, my input and developmental strides will be felt in all the 17 LGAs of the State”
“The Abia of our dreams is very possible because it will be actualised using simple methods and guided by conscience and the fear of God ” he affirmed, while addressing Accord Party Abia State executives, party members and supporters.
Amb. Bishop Emeka Nwankpa added that his mission is divine because as he has ‘high moral clarity to serve Abians and attributed his coming into the governorship race as one sanctioned by God because when the ‘righteous is on the throne, the people rejoice’
He lamented that Abia has remained grossly underdeveloped and in virtually all the basic necessities that qualify an entity as a state are all lacking.
The cleric wondered why Abia state after 30 years, has no government House building of her own, the water taps are ever dry, workers are owed several months of salary arrears, which include the core civil servants, agencies, primary and secondary and tertiary institutions, health workers and pensioners”, adding that as he was busy with his primary elections, that pensioners were protesting in Umuahia, the state capital over several months salary arrears owed them, while primary and secondary school teachers are currently on strike as at today.
He stated that change is coming to Abia and that change is possible through Accord Party, while urging Abians to join the change train to lift Abia because, we have no other state.