Anambra election: PDP dumps Andy Uba, picks Nwoye

The national secretariat of Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Monday put a dampener on the gubernatorial ambition of former presidential aide, Senator Andy Uba as it said its candidate for the 16 November Anambra governorship election is Tony Nwoye.

Nwoye and Uba emerged as candidates at parallel congresses of the party presided over by rival claimants for the position of chairman of Anambra chapter of PDP in Awka, the Anambra State capital last Saturday.

But while receiving the report of the party’s electoral panel chaired by Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina in Abuja on Monday, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, PDD national chairman said the party will recognise the primary which produced Nwoye.

Andy Uba: dumped by PDP

The panel headed by the Katsina State Governor presided over the primary won by Mr. Nwoye.

The primary won by Mr. Uba, was conducted by the parallel chairman of the Anambra chapter of the PDP, Ejike Oguebeo.

Oguebeo is recognised as the Chairman of Anambra PDP by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

On the other hand, Ken Emeakayi who presided over the primary which produced Nwoye is the chairman of Anambra PDP recognised by the national secretariat.

Tukur said all members of the party are expected to fully support Nwoye, a former President of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS to win the forthcoming poll.

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