Anambra PDP exco pledges cohesion, progress
• Declares Obiora Senator In Waiting
The newly elected state executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra State chapter, led by Ndubuisi Nwobu, has said it would initiate policies to unite the party and reposition it for the 2019 presidential election.
Nwobu, who is leading a 27-man council, told journalists yesterday in Awka after a marathon closed-door meeting at the party secretariat, Awka, that a notary public, Mr. Emma Odum, inaugurated the body.
He disclosed that the state chapter conducted ward, local government and state congresses. He said that for the chairmanship position, three aspirants showed interest to contest, while one withdrew. He said the race was between him and Kaodilichukwu Okelekwe.
While emphasising that delegates made their choice by electing him as the state chairman, Odum said: “The National Vice Chairman, South East, Austin Umahi, was not duly informed on the issue of Anambra State PDP Congress.
“The appellate committee submitted its report to the then national chairman, caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi, while his team deliberated on all the congresses held in Anambra and adopted the result. It is wrong to say that there was no state congress held in Anambra.”
On the contentious issue of Anambra Central senatorial zone, Nwobu said Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, who emerged through the Abuja High Court ruling presided over by Justice John Tsoho, last week, represents the zone.
The state chairman therefore advised the senate president to swear him in as senator representing Anambra Central, just as he appealed to the opposition to allow the status quo remain.