The nomination exercise which took place in Awka, was organised by NNPP Southeast Zonal Secretary, Mr Izuchukwu Onwuekelu, and witnessed by Alhaji Aliyu Kwankwaso, acting Secretary, NNPP Enugu state.
Onwuekelu said that Akunyili was unanimously chosen by the party faithful in the state, including state executive members, local government party chairmen and other stakeholders.
He said that the nomination of the acting Chairman would require the approval of the National Working Committee (NWC).
“The national leadership of the party recognised that getting a state chairman is a step towards the harmonisation of the party structures in Anambra.
“The turnout of party stakeholders and faithful shows that they are supportive and loyal to the growth of the party under the leadership of Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso and the National Chairman, Alhaji Abba Kawu Alli, ” he said.
Addressing the party faithful after his nomination as acting Chairman, Akunyili promised to remain faithful and dedicated towards building a stronger NNPP that would liberate the people of Anambara state.