Anambra 2021: Valentine Ozigbo wins PDP primary election.
Anambra 2021: Valentine Ozigbo wins PDP primary election as he prepares to compete against other aspirants in the November 6th, 2021 upcoming Governorship election.
The Deputy Governor of Edo State and Head of the Electoral Panel, Mr Philip Shuaibu, announced the result at the Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre in Awka on Saturday. the 26th of June, 2021.
He announced that Ozigbo polled 62 votes and was closely trailed by Dr Obiora Okonkwo who was able to get 58 votes.
Representing Anambra Central in the Senate, was Mrs Uche Ekwunife who came out third with 44 votes. Dr Winston Udeh had 12 votes to come fourth in the contest, while Mr Chris Azubogu representing Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo got 10 votes.
Some other aspirants were Dr Godwin Maduka, five votes; Ms Genevieve Ekwochi three votes; Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwue two votes; Chief Walter Okeke, two votes and Dr Ifenna Okwenna one vote.
A total of 16 aspirants contested for the PDP ticket out of which 12 were present at the venue and three withdrew from the race.
In the past, Sen. Ugochukwu Uba had emerged winner of the PDP primary organised by Chief Chukwudi Umeaba led faction of the party.
The Umeaba led primary election took place at the Paul University Complex in Awka.
The PDP in Anambra is shared between the Chief Ndubuisi led State Executive Committee and Umeaba led Acting Caretaker Committee based on a judgement of an Abuja High Court on June 9th.
It was also reported that the party at the moment has two factional candidates one of which will stand for the Nov. 6th guber election in Anambra.
We look forward to how things finally play out in the November 6th elections.
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