Ahead of the 2023 general election, Mr. Ray Kene Ogbodo, the governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) has picked his running mate from Enugu North Senatorial zone.
Saga Gist reports that apart from the Labour Party, which picked a running mate from Enugu West, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and other political parties have also picked deputy guber candidates from Enugu North.
Ogbodo, who confirmed his decision to journalists on Friday, said the party took several factors into consideration before arriving at the decision.
His media aide, Mr. Azubuike Akam stated that “Enugu AAC and her governorship candidate have chosen a worthy Enugu son from Nsukka Zone (Enugu North Senatorial zone) as the Deputy governorship candidate for the March 11, 2023, Enugu gubernatorial election.
“The African Action Congress Enugu had after the primary election that produced Distinguished Ray Kene Ogbodo who is from Enugu East Senatorial Zone as the AAC Governorship Candidate, promised to pick a Deputy Governorship Candidate from Enugu North Senatorial Zone.
“We can today confirm the promise is now a reality. Enugu AAC did not only choose a Deputy from Nsukka Zone, but chose a reputable, reliable, credible and undented personality, a full AAC party man, a successful businessman, kindhearted and a goal oriented fellow.
“His pairing with Ray Ogbodo will be a resounding victory for AAC in Enugu State come March 11, 2023.”
Ogbodo had emerged the governorship standard bearer of AAC for Enugu State during the governorship primary election organized by the party’s Electoral Committee led by Mr. Lawrence Eziachi.
He had said his major concern was the development of Enugu State and to reposition the State on the part of growth.