- Tony Nwoye, a former House of Reps member has announced his withdrawal from the 2021 Anambra governorship election race
- Nwoye an aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced his decision on Saturday, June 26, ahead of the PDP primary election
- According to the former lawmaker, his decision to withdraw from the race was informed by recent developments in the PDP
Anambra - A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dropped his bid to contest for the party’s ticket in the coming governorship election in Anambra state.
The affected aspirant includes Tony Nwoye, a former member of the House of Representatives, Sun News reports.
He explained that the reason for stepping down from the race was due to recent developments in the PDP within the last 36 hours which should be of grave concern to every true democrat.
While instructing his supporters to vote for any aspirant of their choice, the influential politician enjoins them to understand this painful decision which he believes is the right course of action at this time.
Ortom heads PDP governorship primary election panel
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state was appointed to chair the PDP governorship primary election committee in Anambra state.
This was revealed in a statement signed by Col. Austin Akobundu (retd.), the party’s national organising secretary in Abuja on Thursday, June 24.
While Ortom will head the five-member panel to conduct the gubernatorial primary on Saturday, June 26, the deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, will serve as secretary.
Soludo emerges winner in Anambra APGA governorship primary election
Meanwhile, Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has won the Anambra governorship primary election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Soludo secured 740 votes to defeat Ezenwankwo Christopher who polled 41 votes, ThankGod Ibe who had 4 votes, and Okolo Chibuzor who got seven votes.
The total number of accredited delegates who participated in the election was 795 while 792 votes were cast.