The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally named Valentine Ozigbo as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6, 2021, Anambra governorship election.
In a statement, Thursday, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the commission decided to recognise Ozigbo based on the latest Appeal Court judgment by the Justice Monica Gbonghan-Mensem-led three-man panel that declared him as the candidate of the party and ordered INEC to publish the names of Ozigbo and his running mate, Mrs. Azuka Enemo, as the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the PDP.
Okoye added that the commission had also listed Enemo as the party’s deputy governorship candidate.
The publication of Ozigbo’s name came on the heels of the inauguration of the 179-member PDP National Campaign Council for the gubernatorial election at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja, yesterday.
The inauguration, which was attended by party stalwarts, had in attendance 11 PDP governors.
The national leadership of the PDP said it inaugurated the party’s campaign council in a bid to deliver the party’s candidate in the election, Ozigbo.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of PDP, Wali Jubril, sued for peace and unity among party leaders and members.
Reacting to Ozigbo’s victory, the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Nnamdi Nwangwu, chided Senator Ugochukwu Uba for wanting to reap where he did not sow.
Nwangwu, in a press statement, yesterday, said that Ozigbo’s victory was a collective victory for every true member of the party in the state and beyond.
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