From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
The Independent Democratic (ID) yesterday elected a 35-year-old man, Mr. Franklin Ndife as candidate of the party for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
Ndife, a farmer and businessman who was a sole aspirant was elected by 243 delegates, through voice votes conducted by officials of the party and monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In his acceptance speech Ndife pledged to stamp out poverty and also ensure youth empowerment if elected as governor of the state.
According to him, “I am in the race to challenge the older generation that has been in power for years and refuse to leave the stage for the younger generation. As a youth I will change the way things are done in the country and bring a positive change to empower the youths”.
He said he went door to door to seek for support from youths and the people of the state who gave him go ahead before picking form to contest, calling on the youths and women to vote for him on November 18.
Ndife was announced winner of the gubernatorial primary contest by the Cross River State chairman of ID, Mr Sunday Michael. The national chairman of ID, Chief Edozie Madu who congratulated Ndife on his emergence said it was time for the youths to take over governance.