Formidable Additions join ADC

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Dr Favour Ayodele has joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC), to further pursue his aspirations of becoming Nigeria’s next President come 2023. Speaking at the public declaration of his membership which held in October at the ADC Global Campus and World Headquarters, the former 2019 Presidential Aspirant of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), said that it is time to ARISE, LIGHT NIGERIA.

Ayodele stated that under the ARISE, LIGHT NIGERIA agenda, Nigeria will be known for Agriculture, Resources, Investment, Security, Education and 24/7 Light (electricity), noting that with 24/7 electricity, Nigeria’s problems will reduce by 75%. He said, “Fellow Nigerians, we are better together. We are stronger together. Our diversity is our strength, not our weakness. What Nigeria needs right now is a Party with a political ideology that unites us, not divides us further: at home and in the diaspora. What Nigeria needs is a Party with a philosophy that empowers us, not degrade us or embarrass us. What Nigeria needs right now is a Party with an outlook that emboldens us to dream big as world class citizens, not one that makes us run for cover. What Nigeria needs is a Party with a platform that welcomes free expression of ideas as the way forward, not one that censors or threatens our lives for using our God-given voices or hopes to bribe us with “hush money”.

About Our Guber Candidate

Nwankpo was born on 10 April 1962 in Nza-Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government of Anambra State to Elizabeth and late Chief Emmanuel Nwankpo.

He obtained his West African School Certificate (Grade 1) from All Hallows Seminary Onitsha (Anambra State) in 1979. He gained a Bachelor of Philosophy in 1984 from the Bigard Memorial Seminary, Ikot Ekpene (Akwa Ibom State), an affiliate of Pontifical Urban University (Rome, Italy). In 1989, he received a Post-Graduate Diploma from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Education, followed by one in Cross Sector Partnerships from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) in 2004.

Political career

Nwankpo was appointed to public office in the Presidency of the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2007.

He became the Special Adviser to the President on Technical Matters in 2011, and was appointed as Member/Secretary to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P) Committee; a Presidential Committee with a mandate to invest money saved from partial removal of the petroleum subsidy in infrastructure and social safety net projects.

In the period 2010–2011, he served as the Senior Special Assistant (Special Projects) to the President. During this period he was Secretary to the Presidential Action Committee on Power and subsequently became the Secretary of the Presidential Task Force on Power that developed the Roadmap on Power Sector Reform (2010–2011).

Nwankpo joined the Presidency with Vice-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2007. He served as the Senior Special Assistant (Special Duties) to the Vice-President in 2007–2010. During this period he was responsible for Niger Delta issues and supported the development of the Niger Delta Amnesty Program. He was the Desk Officer on the Nigeria Integrated Power Projects (NIPP)Nwankpo contested in the PDP primaries for Anambra State in August 2013.