PDP Primaries: Gov Ugwuanyi, Ishaku, Ayade emerge in Enugu, Taraba, C/River
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has been returned unopposed as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections.
About 2,895 delegates drawn from the 17 local government areas of the state participated in the exercise.
The delegates were allowed to exercise their franchise through the ballot box though the governor stood unopposed.
The Chairman of the PDP Governorship Primary Election Committee in the state, Sen. Sunday Ambuno, while announcing the result, said that the governor polled a total of 2,818 vote out of the 2,895 vote cast.
Ugwuanyi, in his acceptance speech, thanked the delegates for the faith reposed in him through their vote.
Other dignitaries that attended the primary election included the Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, Speaker of the State Assembly, Chief Edward Ubosi and others.
In Taraba, Gov. Darius Ishaku emerged as the state’s candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming governorship election in February, 2019.
Alhaji Idris Wada, the former governor of Kogi and Chairman of the Taraba PDP governorship primary Election Committee declared Ishaku winner at the end of voting by delegates to the election.
Wada explained that 2,000 delegates were accredited for the primaries while 1,928 votes were cast for Ishaku, who was the sole aspirant of the party.
Reacting to the victory, Ishaku thanked the PDP family in the state for the confidence repose in him.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River emerged the governorship candidate of PDP for the 2019 elections through affirmation by delegates at the party’s primary election.
Ayade was announced as the candidate by the PDP panel Chairman, Mr Olorogun Tebite, who conducted the primaries.
Tebite said that Ayade was the only aspirant of the party in the state and explained that the delegates had to vote in order to complete due process in line with the electoral law.
He commended the delegates for their orderly behaviour during the primaries.
Responding after his election, Ayade thanked delegates from across the 18 local government areas and said that his endorsement was an evidence of his good works in the state.