The Enugu state governorship candidate of Accord party, Chief John Nwobodo has expressed confidence that Accord is the party to beat in the forthcoming 2023 governorship election.
Nwobodo said that they were poised and ready and were doing everything possible to ensure that they clinch the governorship seat, come 2023.
The governorship hopeful who stated this in an interview on Tuesday, said that they were going the extra mile to ensure that all that is needed to be done is done to ensure victory.
“Accord party is prepared and we are not only prepared but we are going the extra mile to make assurance doubly sure that all that needs to be done is done,” he said adding that, “I can confidently say that we are going to win the governorship election and other elective positions in Enugu State come 2023.”
To achieve the objective, Nwobodo said they have solid structures in all the seventeen local government areas that made up Enugu state.
“As at today, we have structures in all the 17 local government areas and we are building on the structures and we are moving into every nook and cranny, down to polling level to ensure that we have the spread to win elections. You know that the governorship election is not like the legislative elections. You need to win a certain percentage, about 25% in two third of the local governments,” he said.
About the acceptability of Accord Party in the state, Nwobodo said that Accord was a well-known political party that came close to winning the gubernatorial election in 2007 when the present APC chairman in Enugu State, Chief Ugochukwu Agballa was the governorship candidate.
The guber candidate said that the Accord Party is popular in Enugu State “because even the Accord Party chairman in the State, Mr. Ikechukwu Alor, is the chairman of the Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, and an indication that the party is well known and accepted in the state.
“Accord party is not only popular but a party that has been embraced by voters in Enugu State. Remember that in 2007, the present APC chairman, UgoAgballa ran for governorship under the Accord Party and came close to winning but for electoral manipulation.”