By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA—Anambra State branch of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has said in Awka that after scrutinizing all the aspirants for the House of Representatives for Anaocha/Dunukofia/Njikoka federal constituency on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, it decided to adopt Mr. Uzochukwu Okafor for the position because of his track records.
In a statement signed by the chairman of CNPP, Prince Isaac Onuka and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ken Okafor, the group said the decision to adopt him for the 2011 general elections was to checkmate the emergence of those described as corrupt politicians.
The CNPP added that it would do everything within its powers to ensure that only credible materials represented the state in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
Part of the statement made available in Awka read: “Among all the aspirants in that constituency, we found Okafor to be more focused, honest and determined to give qualitative representation at the Federal House, based on his track record available to us.
“CNPP is convinced that Uzochukwu Okafor will be true to his words and has, therefore, decided to adopt him our consensus candidate.”
CNPP said it took up the challenge to identify men and women of good conscience with undefiled credibility and integrity across all the political parties and recommend them to their parties before the impending primaries for necessary recognition, in view of the ugly experience the state had in the past.
The statement said further that CNPP would go out to campaign for the adopted candidates in their senatorial zones and federal constituencies, if they won the primaries, adding that never again would Anambra people watch while wrong people were sent to represent the state.