Anambra Election: INEC publishes Valentine Ozigbo as PDP candidate

Tochukwu Ifejika, Awka

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has published the name of Valentine Ozigbo as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for the November 6 election.

The national electoral body,  complying to the order of the Court of Appeal granted on Friday, September 3, 2021 has now published the names of Mr Ozigbo and his running mate, Mrs Azuka Enemo as the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the PDP.

This development is one more in a string of victories for Ozigbo, who is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, which follows the inauguration of a 179-person National Campaign Council for the election by the main opposition party on Thursday.

The event which held at the headquarters of the PDP, Wadata Plaza in Abuja had in attendance 11 PDP governors including the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who is the Vice Chairman of the National Campaign Council for the Anambra Poll; the Governor of Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who is also the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum.

Other dignitaries at the event were former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom; Bala Mohammed of Bauchi; Duoye Diri of Bayelsa; Samuel Ortom of Benue; Godwin Obaseki of Edo; Govern Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu; Seyi Makinde of Oyo; Darius Ishaku of Taraba; and Aliyu Gusau, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara.

Valentine Ozigbo is a multiple-award-winning global CEO, international sports developer, and national peace advocate who resigned from his role at Transcorp in March 2020 to dedicate the next chapter of his life to public service.

In less than two years, Ozigbo has created a political movement, the ‘Ka Anambra Chawapu’ movement that is poised to make political history in the November 6 poll.

He named a seasoned administrator, academic, and a two-time commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Mrs Azuka Enemo as his running mate in July; a decision that further boosts his chances in the election.

 

Nneka Ukachukwu

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