Guber poll: 26 jostle for PDP ticket in Anambra
Chairman of Anambra State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ken Emeakayi, has disclosed that officially, 26 aspirants have indicated interest in running for the governorship race in the state under the party.
He however said the real aspirants will emerge after the nomination forms have been paid for by the aspirants.
Aspirants for the governorship ticket of PDP in Anambra State include Senator Andy Uba, Mrs. Josephine Anenih, Nicholas Ukachukwu, Tony Nwoye, Sen. Emmanuel Anosike, Obinna Uzor, Akachukwu Nwankpo, Agape Dike-Kramer, Chuwuka Onyema, among others.
Addressing journalists in Abuja at the party National Secretariat on Wednesday, Emeakayi said PDP will not allow any candidate to be imposed on the party ahead November 16 gubernatorial election in the state, saying all aspirants will go through a transparent primary election.
He ruled out consensus arrangement, stressing that he was at the party secretariat for a meeting with all aspirants on how to reconcile and bring the different factions within the party together before the primary election.
Emeakayi added that the sudden reconciliation between Governor Peter Obi and the National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh, was as a result of the threat posed by PDP in the forth-coming governorship election in Anambra.
On the report that former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo, has dumped the party for APGA, he said, “Before Soludo came on board, PDP has been winning election in Anambra State.
“We won many elections before his own election, his exist is not the end of PDP.”