February 1, 2023 11:55 pm

Bishop Onuoha receives former Accord Party members into Abia ADC


The African Democratic Congress ADC Secretariat has received card carrying members of the Accord Party  into the party.

The Deputy Chairman of Accord Party in Abia State and Deputy Director Emeka Nwankpa campaign council, Dr John Chukwu; the Zonal Campaign Director of Bishop Nwankpa Abia North, Onuzuruike Odoemelam; the Deputy Youth leader of the party, Ukeje Kenneth Kalu Chibuisi; Mr Johnson Ikechukwu from Isialangwa south together with his counterpart from Umuahia South, Mr. Daniel Lawrence led the decampees to the party in Umuahia on Thursday to formally announce they are joining forces with the party to rescue, liberate and restore the glory of Abia.

Speaking during the event, the deputy chairman of ayccord Party in Abia and the Deputy Director Emeka Nwankpa campaign council, Dr John Chukwu said they agreed to join hands with ADC Governorship Candidate, Bishop Sunday Onuoha based on his track records, and as a politician who has chains of followers across Nigeria.

While describing the ADC governorship candidate as a detribalized Nigerian, Dr Chukwu stated that Bishop Onuoha is a politician with vast knowledge, who plays Abia politics with high sense of maturity and decorum.

Speaking also, the zonal campaign director of Bishop Nwankpa Abia North, Onuzuruike Odoemelam said he decided to join Bishop Sunday Onuoha because his conscience did not agree to work with the guber candidate of Accord Party, Bishop Emeka Nwankpa, as he rightly put it, “I decided to consider the guber candidate of ADC to work for him for equity sake”.

The Deputy Youth leader of the Accord paryty, Ukeje Kenneth Kalu Chibuisi also said that, “going to Nwankpa was like a betrayal” to them, which informed their decision to support Bishop Sunday Onuoha.

Also in their respective speeches, Mr. Johnson Ikechukwu from Isialangwa South L.G.A and Daniel Lawrence from Umuahia South L.G.A also expressed their happiness to join Bishop Onuoha to achieve what Abians are yearning for. 

Responding on behalf of ADC, the Secretary of the party, Mr. Ndubuisi Sunday thanked the decamped members of the Accord Party for identifying with ADC.

He seized the opportunity to debunk the rumour making the rounds that Bishop Onuoha has quit the Abia guber race.

Lending his voice, Dr. Uduma Nnate, the Director General, Abia Political projects and Team Lead, Consensus Governorship Candidate Screening Committee assured them of equal opportunity in the party and also urged them to feel free with those they met on ground.

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