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Anambra gov: ADC candidate picks clergyman as running mate

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Dr Akachukwu Nwankpo, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress



Dr Akachukwu Nwankpo, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the Nov 6 Anambra governorship election, has selected Mr Lawrence Ughammadu, a Pentecostal pastor as his running mate.

Dr Harris Chuma-Odili, Director General, Media/Publicity and Strategy, Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Organisation disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Saturday.

Chuma-Odili said Ughammadu was nominated by the party after careful considerations and deliberations within the party hierarchy in view of the resolve to present the best ticket to the electorate.

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He described the running mate as a distinguished man of God, youth advocate, social critic, and philanthropist.

He said Nwankpo upon clinching the ADC ticket had urged the party to pick a running mate for him.

According to him, Pastor was chosen after careful considerations and deliberations within the party; he has been presented to the flag bearer who had earlier asked the party to choose a running mate for him.

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“Nwankpo had an option to pick whoever he wanted, but chose to involve the party in deciding who to run with, Pastor Law got the nod because he is a Pentecostal Pastor with an unblemished track record,” he said.

Ughammadu who was born in 1973, is an indigene of Nibo, in Awka South Local Government Area of the state.

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He is currently a Pastor with the Dominion City Church. Ughammadu is an alumnus of Christ the King College Onitsha and holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting from the Enugu State University, and MBA from the University of Nigeria Nsukka among other qualifications.

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