PDP National Secretary Anyanwu emerges governorship candidate in Imo
National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Anyanwu, has emerged as the party’s candidate for the November 11 Imo State governorship election.
His emergence followed PDP’s primary election held yesterday at the party’s secretariat on Okigwe Road, Owerri.
The state Organising Secretary of the party, Lawrence Biado, said the seven-man electoral panel constituted by the National Working Committee, headed by Kenneth Okon, was present to monitor the exercise.
Okon said Anyanwu, the sole aspirant, polled 802 votes. Nine hundred and fifteen members were accredited as delegates.
Anyanwu thanked members and delegates for finding him worthy to be the party’s candidate.
He hailed former governor Emeka Ihedioha, who had stepped down from the primaries, saying his sacrifice for the party would never be forgotten.
Ihedioha was, however, absent during the primary election.
The state Chairman of the PDP, Charles Ugwu, congratulating Anyanwu on his victory, said he was glad the processes for the election were duly followed.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has emerged as the candidate of the PDP in the November 11 governorship election in the state.
He clinched the ticket yesterday with 305 votes as the sole aspirant out of 313 votes cast during the primaries, held at Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.
The Chairman of the PDP Electoral Panel and Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, said Diri, having satisfied the statutory requirements of the primary election, was declared winner.
Diri thanked the delegates and the party for giving him the ticket.