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PDP youth coalition punches faceless stakeholders for attacking Ozigbo
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PDP youth coalition punches faceless stakeholders for attacking Ozigbo

By: Isaac Ojo A coalition of youth groups in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reaffirmed their support for Mr Valentine Ozigbo, the party's flag-bearer in the last governorship election. The statement, signed by Dr Justin Kingland and Engr. Kissinger Okoye, the coalition's conveners, condemned the culture of politicians using unknown persons to cast unjustifiable and unfounded aspersions at some of our nationally celebrated party leaders. "We, a coalition of youth groups of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State comprising over 8,000 registered active members, consider the statement purportedly issued by a fictitious group led by a faceless Chief P. U. Offorkansi wherein the leaders of our party were attacked. "We wish to state that as a group of young PDP m...
Anambra 2021 Fallout: Group calls for investigation, expulsion of members who allegedly worked against PDP
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Anambra 2021 Fallout: Group calls for investigation, expulsion of members who allegedly worked against PDP

…insists they should stay away permanently  By: Chuks Collins, Awka The last may not have been heard about the loss of the Nov 6,2021 Anambra State Governorship election by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as a group under the aegis of “Stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party in Anambra State” raised an alarm in a petition to the party’s acting National Chairman against alleged recurring sabotage/anti-party activities of some members in elections in Anambra State. As part of the guber election fallout, and sounding really worried , the group noted that “We the stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra state wish to bring to your attention pressing issues that we believe is a recurring problem in the Anambra state chapter and therefore requires action on th...
DG, PDP Campaign Council congratulates Ndi-Anambra, Prof Soludo, 17 guber candidates
Anambra 2021

DG, PDP Campaign Council congratulates Ndi-Anambra, Prof Soludo, 17 guber candidates

The Dirctor General (DG) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2021 Campaign Council, Dr Alex Obiogbolu has congratulated Ndi-Anambra for a successful governorship election which held on November 6 in 20 Local Government Areas of the state and on November 9 at Ihiala LGA. Dr Obiogbolu's congratulatory message was contained in a press statement made available to journalists on Thursday. The DG, PDP Campaign Council, following on the heels of Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the PDP candidate also congratulated the Governor-Elect of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo and the APGA Campaign Organisation for their victory noting that the victory is a case of “You win, I win” situation as this was a victory for Ndi Anambra, as those who wished the state doom were put to shame. Dr Obiogbolu p...
I wished I had succeeded Peter Obi – Ozigbo
Anambra 2021

I wished I had succeeded Peter Obi – Ozigbo

Candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6 Anambra state governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo has expressed worry over the level of debts and decay he would inherit if he eventually wins the Saturday poll. He also described the growing insecurty in the state as appauling and abjugation of government responsibility. Speaking during a chat with newsmen in Awka, Ozigbo said he wished he had taken over from former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi who he described as great achiever. He said, "It's so messy that sometimes I ask myself why I'm going into this race. I wish I was to take over Anambra after Peter Obi's reign. I can tell you the magic I would have performed in another first three months in office. "But now, I worried about the level of rot ...
Anambra 2021: Former APGA governorship aspirant dumps party, joins PDP
Anambra 2021

Anambra 2021: Former APGA governorship aspirant dumps party, joins PDP

A former frontline governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Rommy Okoli (Akajiugo Ukpor and Ozioma Nnewi) has dumped the party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Okoli popularly known as the Messenger in the political and social circles was officially received into PDP on Tuesday by Mr Valentine Ozigbo and the former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi as well as other leadership of the party during a campaign rally in Ukpor in Nnewi South LGA. "I have finally endorsed Mr Val Ozigbo , the PDP governorship candidate and his running mate, Lady Azuka Enemuo, to win the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. I will use all the resources, contacts and enormous goodwill available to me to support their ticket. I t...
PDP locks down Awka in a mother of all rallies
Anambra 2021

PDP locks down Awka in a mother of all rallies

Dr Alex Ekwueme square in Awka, the Anambra State capital was on Tuesday witnessed an unprecedented crowd as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held her mother of all rallies. People started trooping into the venue of the rally as early as 9.00am to be part of the epoch making event. The Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Engr Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shuabu, PDP BoT members, National Assembly members and other eminent personalities including former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State graced the occasion. In her welcome address, the chairman of Valentine Ozigbo Campaign Council, Sen. Iyom Ekwunife said that PDP has done her home work ahead of the November 6 governorship election. She expressed optim...
Anambra lawmaker dumps APGA, says ‘cock’s wing’ not strong to carry his ambition
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Anambra lawmaker dumps APGA, says ‘cock’s wing’ not strong to carry his ambition

The member, representing Idemili South constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Chuka Ezenwune has dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for the People's Democratic Party (PDP). The lawmaker who decamped on Tuesday during plenary, cited marginalization as reason for his defection. He said he took the decision after serious consultations with relevant stakeholders in his constituency. "They advised me in the face the reality and marginalization of my constituency, that I should pitch my tent with the PDP," he said. Responding, the Speaker, Uche Okafor, wished him well in his new party and political endeavors. "For everything there's a reason. My happiness is that you made series of consultations before defecting," he said. Fielding questions from ne...
Why APC leaders, former governor plan to defect to PDP ahead of 2023 — Saraki explains
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Why APC leaders, former governor plan to defect to PDP ahead of 2023 — Saraki explains

The immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed that a former governor and some top politicians will soon dump the All Progressives Congress APC FOR his party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. Saraki who disclosed this on Tuesday during an interview on Arise TV said the APC members were currently concluding plans to defect to the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election. Saraki who was also a former governor of Kwara state also hinted that there will be a lot of defections this week. He said, “We have the potentials to turn the country around and that is why I believe with the right leadership, things can change in the country. I often say that no one can give whatever he does not have. In 2023, we have to get it right and to do that, we needed the right kind of l...
Over 1000 APGA members dump party for PDP in Anambra
Anambra 2021

Over 1000 APGA members dump party for PDP in Anambra

No fewer than 1000 members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have officially defected to the Peoples Democratic PDP (PDP) in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, throwing their weight behind the flag-bearer of the party, Valentine Ozigbo's candidacy. The APGA members, led by a former Speaker in the Anaocha, LGA Chief Silas Ejiabocha and Chief Goody Okeke, revealed that they were dissatisfied with APGA's inability to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people. Anaocha council area was agog as Ozigbo, and his campaign train visited the PDP stronghold. Addressing the mammoth crowd at St Patrick's Catholic Church Field, Agulu, Ozigbo reassured that he would provide visionary leadership that will make Anambra live up to its name as the Light of the Nation....
Anambra poll: The People’s Need Should Drive Infrastructural Development – Ozigbo
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: The People’s Need Should Drive Infrastructural Development – Ozigbo

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP's Candidate for the forth-coming gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, has described the state of infrastructure in Anambra as “pitiable and below expectations”. In a Statement made available to the Press, Ozigbo said that his interest in Anambra State, coupled with the ongoing electioneering had taken him to virtually all the parts of the state. According to him, in each place he visited he could at once, with the 'eyes of a development expert', see what the need of the people are, which, he said, were sadly not attended to by the out-going APGA government. Ozigbo, for example, asked why the Atani-Osammala-Ogwuikpere road is still at the point where Mr. Peter Obi stopped in spite of the fact that what the people along that a...
None of our LG chairmen has defected to APC, says PDP
Anambra 2021

None of our LG chairmen has defected to APC, says PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is a bundle of lie from the pit of hell that the chairmen of the party in the council areas of Anambra State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nnamdi Nwangwu, the Publicity Secretary of PDP who is also Director Publicity Directorate, Valentine Ozigbo Campaign Council made this clarification in a press release. He said emphatically that all the local government chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State are intact and have not defected to APC or any other party. The PDP image maker said that Sam Anyakorah who allegedly led others to APC was never a local government chairman of the party not to talk of being the chairman of all chairmen. Nwangwu noted that PDP is focused on issue based campaign ahead the No...
PDP Convention: Ex-deputy chair condemns consensus candidate imposition
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PDP Convention: Ex-deputy chair condemns consensus candidate imposition

A chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Chief Amaechi Onowu has raised the alarm over alleged imposition of a consensus candidate for the office of National Auditor in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. He alleged that one of the party leaders in the State connived with some other leaders outside the state to impose one Mr. Obi Okechukwu on the members. Onowu said this a statement issued in Awka on Saturday and made available to newsmen, and copied to Mr. Peter Obi, Leader of the party in the StateMr. Valentine Ozigbo, PDP Governorship Candidate, BOT Members and Chief Olisa Metuh Former National Publicity Secretary. Others copied were State PDP National and State Assembly Members, NEC Members, Zonal Executive and State Executive members...
We’re bound to take over mantle of Leadership in 2023 – Northeast PDP
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We’re bound to take over mantle of Leadership in 2023 – Northeast PDP

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed three principal officers to oversee the activities of Northeastern region. Alhaji Musa Sunusi, Media Secretary, PDP Zonal Headquarter, Northeast disclosed this in a statement in Bauchi. Sanusi said that with the selection of credible leaders, PDP is bound to takeover the mantle of leadership in 2023, and that Nigerians would surely witness and enjoy dividend of democracy when the dream comes true. The Media Secretary said that the decision was reached following the emergence of former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu who is from the North Central as the consensus candidate for the position of the National Chairman of the party. The appointed candidates, he noted would be presented to the entire PDP family during the ...
Northern PDP caucus names consensus National Chairman candidate
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Northern PDP caucus names consensus National Chairman candidate

The Northern caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP on Thursday picked a former Senate President from Benue State, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, as consensus candidate for the post of National Chairman of the party. The announcement was made on Thursday, he will be presented as the only candidate to the national convention slated for October 30th. The Daily Vendor Newspaper gathered that Senator Ayu enjoys the support of the PDP governors. Details soon.
Anambra 2021: We’ll be wide awake to forestall attempt to rig poll – PDP
Anambra 2021

Anambra 2021: We’ll be wide awake to forestall attempt to rig poll – PDP

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State has restated its preparedness to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming governorship election. The party said its candidate, Valentine Ozigbo's would have landslide victory in the election. The Coordinator of Ozigbo Youth Vanguard and Chairman of Aggrieved Councillors in the State, High Chief Chuks Benson Anaje disclosed this on Monday while addressing party faithful at his residence in Awka. He noted that even the power of incumbency would not save the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the election. He ruled out rigging in the exercise, saying his team would be wide awake to forestall any attempt to rig out the party's flag-bearer. He said he believed in Ozigbo's a...
Varsity don, Alike drums support for Ozigbo
Anambra 2021

Varsity don, Alike drums support for Ozigbo

A university lecturer, Dr Mirian Alike has thrown her weight behind the candidature of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the November 6 Anambra governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo. Alike in a statement, said Ozigbo stood out followed his comprehensive Ka Anambra Chawapu Manifesto. According to Dr Alike, who is a Deputy Director for Research in the Anambra PDP Governorship Campaign Organisation, her conviction stemmed from the support Ozigbo had received from illustrious leaders from the South East. "Ozigbo stands out because of his comprehensive Ka Anambra Chawapu Manifesto, which caters to the needs of Ndi Anambra irrespective of location, gender, and social class. "Like many believers, Dr Alike's conviction is buoyed by the support Ozigbo has received from...
Anambra 2021: PDP candidate Ozigbo will usher in human capital development says campaign DG
Anambra 2021

Anambra 2021: PDP candidate Ozigbo will usher in human capital development says campaign DG

The Director General (DG) of Valentine Ozigbo Campaign Organization, Dr Alex Obiogbolu says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the November 6 governorship election will usher in human capital development in Anambra State. Dr Obiogbolu pointed out that huge revenue have always been generated from the state without corresponding transformation and development. He noted that with Ozigbo's experience in the corporate world and non profit making organizations, the PDP candidate is better positioned to take Anambra State to a greater height. "Mr Valentine Ozigbo will leverage on youths through his human capital development agenda to return Anambra state to her pride of place in the comity of states. He is a team player, he also has a listening ear, these are the qualities ...
2023 presidency: PDP throws the door open to all zones
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2023 presidency: PDP throws the door open to all zones

After an exhaustive deliberation on the issues discussed by members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP,) to throw open the presidency to all the geo-political zones in the country, the northern caucus members of the organ have met to harmonise their positions. The meeting was held at the Bauchi State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro in the Federal Capital, where the caucus members resolved that all PDP members interested in positions zoned to the North confirm their interest. The indication is that a similar meeting will be held shortly to scrutinise the list of such prospective candidates ostensibly for the purpose of micro-zoning the available national offices for the North. Three former state governors from the North and a serving...
Why PDP Zoned National Chairmanship Position to North – Ugwuanyi
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Why PDP Zoned National Chairmanship Position to North – Ugwuanyi

By Abubakar Abba  The Chairman of the Zoning Committee of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has on Thursday 30th September revealed why the party zoned the position of National Chairman of the party to the Northern part of Nigeria.  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who is also a sitting Governor of Enugu State noted that the National Working Committee (NWC) positions currently being held would be swapped between the North and the South, adding that the mandate of his committee did not include zoning of the office of the President and Vice President. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the decision was taken after a meeting of the PDP Governors’ Forum where nine governors were said to have voted in favour of the position of National Chairman going to the...
Anambra 2021: We need all-rounder, like Ozigbo, PDP chieftain insists
Anambra 2021

Anambra 2021: We need all-rounder, like Ozigbo, PDP chieftain insists

As Anambra state voters file out on November 6,2021 to pick a new helmsman, the citizens have been urged to go for an all-rounder like the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Chief Valentine Ozigbo. A PDP stalwart and former governorship aspirant of the party, Chief Sam Ikefuna from Awkuzu in Oyi Council Area told journalists in his country home yesterday that “what Anambra state needs at this moment of our history is a versatile all-rounder who has demonstrable record of achievements in corporate administration and management. Anambra no longer need to be railroaded into a strange corner. “Ozigbo is humble, smart and articulate. These are clearly deducible from his track record. The evidences abound in the offices he has held, high profile offices he had successfully managed...
Anambra 2021: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells APGA government
Anambra 2021

Anambra 2021: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells APGA government

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) government in Anambra State to prepare her detailed handover note. The Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state and Director of Publicity Directorate for VCO Campaign Organisation Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu stated this in a press release made available to journalists. Nwangwu noted that the APGA controlled government has failed woefully in all ramifications and as such should be preparing her handover note that would be given to PDP which is ready to give Anambra State a quality, responsible and responsive government. The PDP image maker and Director of Publicity Directorate for VCO Campaign Organisation said that no amount of distractions will stop a Anambra people from showing the fraudulent gov...
Kaduna State LG polls: PDP wins Jaba LGA
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Kaduna State LG polls: PDP wins Jaba LGA

Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission on Monday declared Mr. Phillip Gwada (PDP) as the winner of Saturday’s chairmanship election in the Jaba Local Government Area of the state. The Returning Officer, Prof. Peter Omale, made the declaration at the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) office in Kwoi. Omale said Gwada polled 9,012 votes to defeat APC’s candidate, Mr. Benjamin Jock, who polled 5,640 votes. He said that the candidate of the Action Democratic Party, Mr Alhamdu Gyet, placed third with 2,732 votes. “Mr Phillip Gwada of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and having scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner of the election and returned elected,’’ Omale said.
PDP inaugurates LGA campaign councils ahead Anambra guber polls
Anambra 2021

PDP inaugurates LGA campaign councils ahead Anambra guber polls

Ahead the November 6 Anambra State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated its Campaign Council structures in all the twenty one council areas in the state. The exercise, which held simultaneously in all the 21 local government areas of the state, is part of moves by the PDP to galvanise grassroots support for its flag-bearer, Valentine Ozigbo in the guber polls. In a statement issued by his Campaign office in Udoka Estate, Awka, Mr Ozigbo said that the inauguration of the Local Government Campaign Council would ensure that the party's overwhelming dominance in the state is converted to victory on election day. "The PDP has taken several steps to show readiness to ensure that Anambra flourishes again, and the inauguration of our Local Government ...
Anambra2021: Members threatening our party existence must be sacked – PDP
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Anambra2021: Members threatening our party existence must be sacked – PDP

Anambra State chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the gale of defections rocking the party ahead of the November 6 governorship poll. It threatened to dismiss members who proved to be consistent with fighting the party, while those ready to change would be brought back. Addressing newsmen on Wednesday at the party's Secretariat, Awka, the state capital, State Chairman, Ndubuisi Nwobu said the party leadership would soon reach out to the aggrieved ones in a bid to woo them back into the fold. He praised the Abuja Court of Appeal Abuja for putting to rest the leadership issue in Anambra state PDP by reinstating the state executive committee of the party. Apparently referring to the defection of its major financial in the state, the chairman of Nigeria Airl...
Anambra guber: PDP exco assures Ozigbo of maximum support
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Anambra guber: PDP exco assures Ozigbo of maximum support

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured the candidate of the party in Anambra State governorship election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo of maximum support. The chairman of PDP in the state, Hon Ndubuisi Nwobu gave this assurance during an interactive session with journalists at the party Secretariat in Udoka Housing Estate, Awka on Wednesday. The PDP chairman noted that the governorship election would not be a walk in the park but pointed out that with the support of all and sundry in PDP, Mr Ozigbo will emerge victorious. "We have a quality material as our candidate for the guber polls, with our maximum support and that of others, PDP will take over the governance of Anambra State." He declared. Asked to comment on the issues brewing in PDP at the national level and the effect ...
Anambra guber: Ex PDP Spokesperson rubbishes alleged plan to collapse PDP into another party
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Anambra guber: Ex PDP Spokesperson rubbishes alleged plan to collapse PDP into another party

The immediate past State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Nnamdi Nwangwu has refuted the insinuations that some chieftains of the party were mulling moving the party structure to another party. Speaking to some reporters on Monday in Awka, Nwangwu rubbished the claim that the party is planning to transfer her structure and election campaign formation to another political party. He pointed out that the party leadership is very sure that the Party’s candidate in the November 6 Anambra State governorship election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo's name will soon be published by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as efforts are in top gear to clear the judicial impediments. "The Electorial Act is clear on the issue of who is expected to conduct primary for...
Anambra guber: PDP wants judge to release case file
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Anambra guber: PDP wants judge to release case file

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has on Tuesday invited Nigerians to call out Justice O.A Nwabunike of the Anambra state High Court, for, again refusing to release the case file as well as copies of his perverted judgment on the Sen. Ugochukwu Uba Vs PDP & Ors. This call was contained in a press statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbodiyan. The party describes as vexatious that, upon resumption of court activities on Thursday, Justice Nwabunike, remained adamant in withholding the documents, all in his desperate bid to frustrate and distract the PDP and its candidate, in the Anambra state governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo. The party asserted that the deviltries of the judge, in seizing the documents is aimed at frustrating the...
Anambra2021: Sen Uba loses as court says Ozigbo remains PDP-candidate
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Anambra2021: Sen Uba loses as court says Ozigbo remains PDP-candidate

Anambra State was on Monday thrown into a wild jubilation as a High Court sitting in Awka declined to renew an order it granted embattled litigant Sen. Ugochukwu Uba on the 5th of July, 2021 seeking the non-recognition of Mr Valentine Ozigbo as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State. The said order, initially granted by Justice Obiora A. Nwabunike, going by Order 40, Rule 3(3) of the High Court Civil Procedure Rules could only subsist for 7 days after which the Court may choose to renew it or it stands abated as a result. Going by the proceedings of today, Monday, July 12, 2021 and the Courts refusal to renew the said order, it stands abated and vacated. Thus, the order which restrained “the Peoples Democratic Party from presenting, receiving,...
Aggrieved aspirant flies PDP flag at half mast, until…
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Aggrieved aspirant flies PDP flag at half mast, until…

…says it’s not over yet Until the lingering crises rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state over multiple governorship election primaries are satisfactorily resolved, one of its most aggrieved aspirants, Dr Maduka said he will remain in the party. Dr Maduka made this disclosure in an interview with journalists yesterday as part fallout of his recent hosting of the party’s adhoc and statutory delegates who were reportedly denied voting opportunity at its primary election of June 26, 2021. Maduka has also clinched that Dr Michael Okpara special award of “The Philanthropist of the Millennium”, for his selfless efforts in upgrading the society. The award which was in commemoration of the centenary celebration of the late first premier of defunct Eastern Region,...
PDP in Trouble, As Members, Excos Decamp to LP, Collapse Structure in Nnewi South
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PDP in Trouble, As Members, Excos Decamp to LP, Collapse Structure in Nnewi South

It was an uncommon manifestation of spirit of brotherhood and solidarity, as the executives and members of the People's Democractic Party (PDP) in Nnewi South Local Area of Anambra dumped the party and decamped to Labour Party (LP), in support of the Chief Obiora Agbasimelo, the candidate of the party ahead of the November 6 governorship election in the state. The well-attended event of decamping and reception held in Ezinifite, Nnewi South, which is also the hometown of the Labour Party's flagbearer, Chief Agbasimelo and his philanthropic brother, Chief Godwin Agbasimelo, popularly known as Oga Ndi Oga. It also had the executives and members of the both parties in attendance. Announcing the decamping, the PDP Chairman in the Nnewi South, Chief Alphonsus Ofoke, and the PDP Ward Lead...