- The Anambra state chapter of the PDP has denied report that Senator Uche Ekwunife was back in the party
- The chairman of the party in Anambra, Ndubuisi Nwobu, said Charles Odunukwe remains the candidate of the PDP for Anambra Central in the 2019 elections
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra on Thursday, November 8, said that it was not aware that Senator Uche Ekwunife was back in the party.
The chairman of the party in Anambra, Ndubuisi Nwobu, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka.
Nwobu was reacting to reports that Ekwunife, a former PDP member who is now the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Anambra Central, has returned to the PDP.
According to the chairman, Charles Odunukwe remains the candidate of the PDP for Anambra Central in the 2019 elections, adding that the party would inform the public whenever there is a new development.
“I am not aware of Senator Uche Ekwunife’s defection to the PDP, the party in Anambra is not aware.
“There are processes for joining a party. These processes must be fulfilled before you can be said to be a member of any party. So, we are not aware that Ekwunife has passed through those processes.
“Charles Odunukwe is the candidate of PDP in Anambra Central, and at no time has it been changed. He still remains our candidate. If there are changes, it is within my purview to inform the public," he said.
NAN reports that Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance is currently representing Anambra Central in the Senate.
In a previous report by Legit.ng, the police command in Anambra on Sunday, September 16, unsealed the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following a commitment by the two factions that they would be lawful in their conduct.
Haruna Mohammed, the police public relations officer, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Awka.
Mohammed stated that the commitment by the two factions was reached during a meeting with the state police commissioner, Garba Umar.
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