Abuja- The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday elected Chief Ambrose Owuru as its presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in 2015.
The election was held at the party’s headquarters in Gwarimpa, Abuja, during its third National Convention.
Chief Ambrose Owuru, who is the current National Chairman and presidential candidate of the party, said that the party had no doubt lived up to its name since inception.
“We have been engaged in positive programmes of re-engineering the polity and agitating for social welfare through our foundation, Hope Africa Foundation (HAF), engaged in political education.”
Owuru said that the party had instituted the Hope Africa Leadership Academy (HALA) and was currently setting up Africa Leadership University (ALU) to help grow future leaders.
“This is manifested in the highly televised Leadership Reality TV Show called “Model President Africa”.
“While others are concerned only about elections, we are a new generation party of statesmen who work for the future of our people,” he said.
According to him, the party, in spite of disruptions in its political activities in the last two years, made successes, especially in its court cases against INEC.
He urged Nigerians to stand up and support the nation by participating in the electoral processes that would lead to the election of qualified and credible leaders.
Owuru urged all to see to the involvement, through the HDP, of a new way of political party engagement and provision of effective leadership at all levels of the society.
In his remarks, Adamu Sango, Organising Secretary, Katsina State chapter, said the consensus was made on Tuesday to elect Chief Ambrose Owuru to lead in the presidential race.
He expressed the hope that Owuru would meet the expectations of party members and Nigerians if elected to power.
Another representative, Mr Chukwunonso Martins, from Anambra, said the party was moving forward as a great one and would be able to produce eligible candidates in 2015. (NAN)