Sen. Uba Emerges Flag Bearer Of Umeaba Led PDP Faction In Anambra
Dr Ugochukwu Uba on Saturday emerged winner of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election organised by the Chief Chukwudi Umeaba led faction held at Paul University Complex, Awka.
Umeh polled a total of 275 votes from the total of 665 votes cast to emerge PDP flag bearer of the faction.
The returning officer, Chief Obidi Ebede, Chairman of the electoral panel said Chief Godwin Ezeemo polled 114 votes to come second in the contest while Sen. Uche Ekwunife was third with 56 votes and Dr Obiora Okonkwo scored 44 votes.
Others aspirants who scored votes were, Dr Godwin Maduka 22, Mr Jonny Maduafokwa 27, Rep Chris Azubogu two Mr Valentine Ozigbo, Dr Ifedi Okwenna two Chief Walter Okeke 42.
A total of 16 aspirants contested for the PDP ticket for the Nov. 16 governorship election in Anambra.
Accepting his nomination, Uba thanked the party leadership, faithful and delegates for deeming it worthy to make him the party flag bearer.
He promised to restore PDP to its pride of place in Anambra politics after 16 years of being in the doldrums adding that if elected governor on Nov. 6, he would address the leadership challenges of the stage including local government system.
Uba was a member of the senate between 2003 and 2007 for Anambra South Senatorial District
Meanwhile accreditation for the parallel primary election at the Dora Akunyili Development Centre, was still going on at the time of filing this report.
The PDP in Anambra is divided between the Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu led State Executive Committee and Umeaba led Acting Caretaker Committee following an Abuja High Court ruling on June