Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The incumbent lawmaker representing Nnewi-North state constituency in the 6th Anambra State House of Assembly Hon. Amalachukwu Kenneth Anazodo has debunked allegations of personal affinity with Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State over his ambition to return to the state assembly in 2019, saying he has no such deal whatsoever.
Anazodo who made his position known at the APGA secretariat Awka shortly after the collective declaration ceremony of members of the State House of Assembly, explained that such were the antics of mischief-makers aimed at creating frictions and rancour between himself and the state government.
He also disclosed that the allegations of using the state executives of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to subvert the decisions of the people of Nnewi-North on the candidate for the constituency come 2019, were all unfounded and baseless.
The lawmaker however posited that he didn’t subvert the decisions of the people of Nnewi-North but has the backing of Nzukora Nnewi to pursue his second term aspiration to the state assembly.
He said he was not an executive member of the town union called Nzukora Nnewi but power rotation and zoning falls within the purview of the town union.
The lawmaker maintained that he was aware that Nzukora Nnewi amended the constitution of the town to make provisions for two terms of office for the state assembly as against the initial single term patern.
Anazodo further explained that political power has rotated amongst the communities in Nnewi-North and according to him, it was the turn of Umudim, his community to produce the next candidate for the state assembly which saw a unanimous decision by the town union to return him come 2019. He added that the written documents on the new political order in Nnewi-North local government area is with Nzukora Nnewi for further verifications.