Anambra guber: Ifeanyi Okonkwo emerges ADP candidate

​Action Democratic Party, ADP, has picked Ifeanyi Okonkwo as its gubernatorial flag bearer for the November 18 Anambra State election in the state.

Kayode Jacobs, the Director Media of ADP, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said Okonkwo emerged in a primary conducted by the party.

He, however, did not say when the primary was conducted and who contested against Okonkwo.

Jacobs said, “It was witnessed by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria Police and Department of State Services.

“Dr Ifeanyi Okonkwo had a total of 1,062 out of 1,072 accredited votes to pick the party’s gubernatorial ticket.

“In line with the party’s constitution, elections were conducted in designated centres at each of the three senatorial districts in the state.

“Results were later moved to Awka where final compilation was done and Okonkwo ratified as having been duly returned.’’

According to Jacobs, Okonkwo appreciated members of the party for electing him as the candidate of the party.

Jacob said Okonkwo promised to turn around the economy of the state, create employment, rebuild state infrastructure and ensure security of lives and property in the state.