- Ugochukwu Uba has won a factional PDP primary in Anambra state despite opposition from many people
- Also, Valentine Chineto Ozigbo has been declared the winner of the party's governorship primary election by another faction
- Anambra PDP has been enmeshed in internal wrangling of late, leading to the emergence of two factions of the party
A new development is brewing in Anambra over the recent primary election conducted by the state's chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is as a result of the nomination of two candidates who were elected in a parallel primary held at different locations in the state, PM News reports.
At the St Paul’s Primary and Secondary School Awka, Ugochukwu Uba emerged winner of the exercise pulling 275 votes to beat Godwin Ezeemo who 114 votes.
Also, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, former CEO Transcorp PLC emerged winner. Ozigbo secured 62 votes to emerge as the flagbearer of the party for the November 6 governorship election in the state, The Cable added.
I am no longer interested in contesting this election- Nwoye
Nwoye announced his withdrawal shortly before the PDP primary election began on Saturday, June 26, on the grounds of disenfranchisement of over 94% of delegates.
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
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.