The Labour party has declared Obiora Agbasimalo, a former banker, as the party’s candidate for the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
The banker turned politician who is contesting for the first time in his career was unanimously voted as a flag bearer during the party’s governorship primaries held on Friday 11 June 2021 in Nnewi Anambra State.
The National Chairman of the labour party Mr Julius Abure, who was the chairman of the primaries described Agbasimalo as a product of hard work and commitment that desire to change the narrative in Anambra State.
“You will agree with me that the many challenges of the state are as a result of failed leadership, and we want to change this narrative especially in areas like hunger, unemployment, insecurity and poverty among others.”
Abure further stated that the party’s choice to lead by example was displayed in conducting free and fair primaries.
“The primaries Elections was democratic, as there was consensus building, internal party democracy and unanimously agreement that Agbasimalo is the best candidate for the party.The party would start their campaign soon and it will be a major departure to a new digital era with our new digital, young, vibrant educated and solution candidate to Anambra State”.
Agbasimalo in his acceptance speech expressed faith in the party with the general election. and thanked all who supported him, he appreciated the Ogandi Oha solidarity movement, party members and Ndi Anambra.
” My emergence as the labour party flag bearer did not come by accident but by an articulate vision and inspired action towards building prosperity and promises to bring quality leadership to the state. We would be committed to the vision and collective aspirations of our founding fathers to build more infrastructure and create more wealth and economic prosperity for our people.”
The labour party National Vice secretary Mr Clement Ugochukwu, urged all party members to throw their weight behind the candidates in the coming general elections.