The Labour Party (LP) has declared former banker Obiora Agbasimalo as the party's governorship candidate for the 2021 election in Anambra State.
The technocrat turned politician was unanimously elected at the party's governorship primaries held on Friday in Nnewi area of the state. The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barr. Julius Abure, made this known to pressmen.
"Obiora Agbasimalo is a product of hardwork and commitment. We are desirous to change the narrative in the Nigerian state and in Anambra State.
"You will agree with me that the many challenges the state is having is as a result of failed leadership and we want to commence that journey by changing these narratives," Abure said.
He listed hunger, unemployment, insecurity, and poverty among others as some of the narratives. "We believe that with due diligence, commitment and hard work we will be able to achieve greatness."
Abure, who was the presiding Chairman of the primaries, said their choice to lead by example by conducting free and fair primaries was displayed for everyone to see.
He said, "The primary election was democratic; there was consensus building; there was internal party democracy and we all agreed that he was the best candidate for the party."
In his remark, Agbasimalo expressed faith in the party to win the election while acknowledging support from "Oga ndi Oga solidarity movement, party members and Ndi Anambra" and others.
He explained: "My emergence as the Labour Party's flag bearer has not come by accident but by attriculated vision and inspired actions towards the building of prosperity, as I will be bringing my over 15 years experience in public and private services.
"I can assure you that I am prepared to give quality leadership to this state. We would be committed to the vision and the collective aspiration of our founding fathers to build more infrastructure, and create wealth and economic prosperity for our people," he pledged.