By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)
For a second time in four days, Chief Ben Etiaba, the governorship flagbearer of the Action Alliance (AA) in the next Saturday November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra state, stole the show at the Prime Business governorship debated held in Awka, Anambra state capital at weekend.
* Nominates Grassroot Mobilizer, Regina Uchebo, As Running Mate
Gubernatorial frontliner in the Saturday November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra state, Chief Ben Etiaba (Ifennia Nnewi) has finally emerged the party flagbearer for the Action Alliance (AA).
Etiaba who resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday August 5, 2021 at his ward in Umudim, Nnewi, over some irreconcilable differences arising from the controversial party primary, on Saturday August 7, 2021, declared for the Action Alliance (AA) at a news conference held at the party Headquarters in Abuja.
The AA governorship contender said in a media statement shortly after his declaration that: "With every sense of humility and immense gratitude to Almighty God, I announce my new political home. It is Action Alliance!
“Over the last Four weeks, l sought the face of our Most High God for political direction. Following that spiritual process, l have found myself as the Governorship candidate of Action Alliance in Anambra 2021 governorship election.”
Also unveiling his running mate for the election during the press briefing, a renowned grassroots women mobilizer in Anambra state, Etiaba said:
”Permit me please, to have the pleasure of most humbly introducing my Deputy Governorship candidate, Mrs Regina Uchebo.
”Mrs Uchebo is a grassroots politician of many years standing, a great mobilizer of our women in politics, an astute businesswoman, and a graduate of Business Administration from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.”
Etiaba restated than he defected from the APC due to the controversial primary that gave victory to one of his co-contenders, Senator Andy Uba.
“While I say goodbye to All Progressives Congress without bitterness and wish the Party well having resigned my membership of APC at my Umudim Nnewi Ward 1 before my registration in my new party, Action Alliance, at my Ward on Thursday 29th July 2021, l do look forward to ushering in a new political era for myself and prayerfully for Anambra State.” NNL.
The Campaign Organization of Chief Ben Etiaba, the governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in Saturday's gubernatorial election in Anambra state, has raised serious protest over the exclusion of the AA candidate and indeed the candidate of other political parties for the election in the governorship debate organized by Arise News Tv scheduled to take place today (Monday, November 1, 2021).
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