Bishop Sunday Onuoha on Friday formally joined the 2023 governorship race for Abia State under the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC). The former Special Assistant to the President on Privatization, and Co-chair of Interfaith Peace and Dialogue Forum, made the declaration at a media conference in Umuahia.
According to his words; “Today, I wish to officially announce that I am the gubernatorial aspirant of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), a political party which is currently the 3rd largest political party in Nigeria with regards to national spread and the 4th political party in Nigeria with regard to the number of elected positions occupied by ADC in Nigeria”, the Methodist cleric declared.
He unveiled his seven-point agenda which he identified as; Security and Social Welfare, Digital Economy and Information Technology Transformation, Transparency and Accountability, and International Relations/Development Agencies.
Others were Job Creation/Youth and Women Empowerment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Participatory Governance, Education for sustainable development, Accessible Basic Healthcare for All, Trade and Commerce, and Faith Community for Development.
Bishop Onuoha who expressed optimism over clinching the party’s ticket said he had full knowledge of the challenges of the state, and would tackle them head long if elected Governor.
“Having crisscrossed all parts of Abia State, I can humbly tell you that I know the issues, problems and challenges amongst my people. I have sat and talked to, and sometimes felt the ache of a people who want nothing more than a change from the bleak status-quo,” he stated.