A former managing director of Transcorp Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo has emerged as the official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election.
He emerged after winning the primary election held at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Center in Awka, Anambra State on Saturday.
Naija News understands Mr. Ozigbo polled 62 votes to defeat other aspirants.
Other aspirants at the primary election and their votes were Obiora Okonkwo -58, Senator Uche Ekwunife -44, Winston Use – 12, Chris Azubogu -10, Godwin Maduka -5 and Genevieve Ekwochi -3, Walter Okeke – 2 and Chidi Onyemelukwe – 2.
Three void votes were recorded out of the 197 delegates comprising mainly of statutory delegates.
Meanwhile, the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji has put his weight behind the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidential race.
The traditional ruler on Saturday declared that should Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) decide to run for the political seat, then he would do all he can to support him.
The Olubadan was quoted by NAN to have declared support for the Tinubu candidacy when he played host to members of the Tinubu Vanguard in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The director-general of Tinubu Vanguard, Johnny Benjamin said the Olubadan described Tinubu as a good man, capable of leading Nigeria by building on what the current administration has achieved and bring greater development to the nation.
Source: Naija News