The All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, as the state chairman of Dr. Tony Nwoye's 2017 Governorship Campaign Organisation.

The minister of Labour and Productivity is to be assisted by Mr George Muoghalu.

More than 50 other persons were named as chairmen and vice chairmen of various directorates of the campaign organisation by the party.

Mr Emeka Ibe, the Anambra State Chairman of APC, who announced the membership before inaugurating the committee, asked them to commit their time and resources to the success of Nwoye's governorship project.

Ibe said the party had a capable candidate that would make history in the November 18 governorship election in the state currently ruled by a member of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Mr Willie Obiano.

Mr Obiano is also running for a second term in office.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that all the aspirants of the Anambra governorship race except Senator Andy Uba were named as members of the campaign organisation.

Mr Osita Ezenwa, the Director-General of the Nwoye Campaign Organisation commended the composition of the various sub-committees and expressed optimism that the party would make the desired change in the governance of Anambra.

“We must all work hard and together in the task of seeing to the success of our candidate, Dr Tony Nwoye, in the November 18 election so that on November 19 we all will rejoice that we have finally won,” he said.


Meanwhile, a group that has now been proscribed, the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) had said it would boycott the election and push that others indigenes of Anambra State will not take part.

Members of the disbanded group had, few weeks ago, clashed with Nigerian Army personnel, in protest of troops' deployment to the region to quell rising security concerns.

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