Nnamdi Nwanwuo, a native doctor, has emerged the governorship candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) for the Anambra election.
Nwanwuo was returned unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso stepped down for him.
The National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Ali, described the election as credible and peaceful, saying the party’s flag would be the next flag to be hoisted at the Government House.
He commended other aspirants for stepping down for the candidate to go nopposed.
He stated that it was a demonstration of the spirit of sportsmanship and leadership, which he said was one of the hallmarks of the party.
He said: “PRP is the only party that recognises the place of people in governance. This country has hope because of what we have done today (yesterday) will be on record as far as PRP is concerned.”
Explaining the reasons behind his stepping down, Mba said his inability to meet up the high standards of the party informed his decision.
“Nobody gave me one naira to step down for Nwanwuo. Whoever is making such allegations will attract God’s wrath. I can’t sell my conscience for nothing,” he said.
Anaso said: “I went memory lane and discovered that North has not finished their tenure, and since I’m from the central, I decided to step down. Otherwise, I have everything it takes to become a governor.”