Anambra 2021: Battle for PDP Ticket Starts
By Jonathan Asikason
Awka, Anambra State capital, yesterday beamed as PDP bigwigs and party faithful gathered at Finotel for the grand civic reception of the State’s party chairman, Hon. (Sir) Ndubuisi Nwobu (Obuka Awka).
The reception was a sort of confirmation ceremony for Hon. (Sir) Ndubuisi Nwobu as the incontestable Chairman of PDP Anambra State. The party has since its 4th December 2017 election being dragged in a legal battle by some disgruntled elements within the party who believe that the extant State Executive was not duly elected.
In his official remarks, the National Chairman of the Party, Chief Uche Secondus, represented by Hon. S. K. Udo Okoye, affirmed the Hon. Nwobu led leadership and urged all PDP members in the State to throw their weight behind them.
“We have only one PDP State Chairman in Anambra State and that person is Hon Sir Ndubuisi Nwobu,” Chief Secondus said. ” For us to take over Agu Awka come 2021, we must give him all the necessary support. All these intraparty wrangle must stop now!”
As expected, aspirants and would-be party flag-bearer for the Anambra State gubernatorial seat seized the opportunity to curry favour with party bigwigs as well as craved the supports of party faithful ahead of the slated 2021 Polls.
In what could be seen as a dress rehearsal for electioneering, troves of dancers and candidates’ support groups were on the ground, brandishing pictures and sharing the biographies of their candidates to party faithful that came from the 21 local government areas of the State.
As it has always been the case in Anambra State, the primary field is already crowded. Notable in the race includes Dr. Godwin Ezeemo, Sen. Uche Ekwunife, Hon. Chris Azubuogu, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, Chief Valentine Ozigbo, Chief Obiorah Okonkwo, and Chief Ugochukwu Okonkwo.
Interacting with newsmen at the end of the occasion, Hon. (Sir) Ndubuisi Nwobu reaffirmed his commitment to internal party democracy. He extended olive branch to his political foes and urge them to join hands to build the party.
The occasion which was chaired by
Hon. Chukwuka Onyema, has the following big wigs of the PDP in attendance Sen. Walid Jibrin, Chief Sen. Ndi Obi, iyom josephine anemic, Oseleoka Obazi, etc.