Posted by News Express | 14 June 2017 | 1,226 times
The Coalition of Political Parties (COPP) has constituted a committee to interact with some gubernatorial aspirants in the November 18 Anambra State governorship elections and pick a consensus candidate. It mandated the committee to make its recommendation within two weeks for consideration and announcement of the consensus candidate.
In a communiqué signed by the Chief Promoter of the coalition, Chief Perry Opara, after a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, the group directed the committee to produce a candidate capable of winning the election.
The committee was mandated to interact with all known aspirants in the coming election, irrespective of their party affiliation.
It directed the committee not to limit its search to one political party, as the desire of Anambra people was to have a less controversial, experienced and a capable candidate.
According to it, the aspirant should have the reach and acceptance of the youth, women and the elderly.
The group added that the candidate should be a person that could harness the potential of Anambra people and make the state the business hub and destination point of the South-East region.
“The person should be an aspirant that can integrate Anambra State into the national political grid of Nigeria as well as have all it takes to win the next gubernatorial election.”
The communiqué stated that COPP was however willing to work with the All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other party that field candidate for the election.
It called on the committee not to stay in Abuja and choose a candidate, but to visit the state to have first-hand assessment of the aspirants.
No fewer than 20 aspirants in the registered political parties have indicated interest in becoming the next governor of Anambra.
The group said that if its candidate emerged governor in Anambra, it would adopt same strategy in similar elections in other states. (NAN)
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