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Akunyili denies guber ambition


AWKA—FORMER Minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili, has denied nursing governorship ambition in Anambra State.

She, however, said she might consider contesting the senatorial seat of Anambra Central senatorial zone.

The former boss of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, had been rumoured to be eyeing the governorship seat of the state on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

The election is due in November this year.

Addressing reporters in Awka, Akunyili said the rumour of her gubernatorial ambition was a big distraction as her interest was the senatorial seat for Anambra Central.

She said: “I must not run for every office. When the time comes, I will consider running for the senate again and this time, I will safeguard my votes properly.”

Akunyili contested the senatorial election on the platform of APGA in 2011 against the incumbent senator, Dr. Chris Ngige, of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.


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