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IRC endorses ZLP’s Okonkwo for Anambra governor

Ten religious organisations under the Integrated Religious Council in Anambra State has announced their support for Zenith Labour Party candidate Dr Obiora Okonkwo ahead of the upcoming gubernatorial election. According to the council, it chose Okonkwo after careful consideration of all candidates.

The religious bodies include The Nigerian Sabbath, The Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim, The Traditional Religion Practitioners, Seventh Day Adventist, Nation Builders (Odozi Obodo), Practical Prayer Band (Ekpele Ufuma), Igbe Religion Practitioners, and Christ Apostolic Church.

The IRC claimed the decision was made following its general council meeting in Awka, signed by Nze Ferguson Umeh, national president of IRC and chairman, Anambra State Chapter of The Jews of Nigeria, and Chief Arthur-Regis Odidika, president of Nigeria Jewish Community.

The council’s statement read: “At a recent General Council meeting of IRC held in Awka, the Anambra State Capital, we examined the place of the council in the November 6 Governorship election in Anambra state.

“We carried out a thorough review of the personal character traits of each of the 18 listed candidates and their hands-on experience on job creation and entrepreneurship.

“We also reviewed the manifestoes of all the candidates as made available to us with a view to understanding their vision and mission for the general good of Anambra State and its people.”

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