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Senator Ekweremadu Shunned As Nwobodo Endorses Mba To Succeed Ugwuanyi



Elder statesman and former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has endorsed Peter Mba to succeed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

Naija News reports that the endorsement of Mba has ended former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu’s ambition as he was also eyeing the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaking at a press conference, Nwobodo said Peter Mba was selected as the best candidate after due consultations.

The elder statesman said that he met with a number of the aspirants from Enugu East, looking for somebody who he thinks should redevelop Enugu State.

He said: “As far back as October 2019, I invited Peter Mba to my house. When he came, I told him to consider running for a position, especially Governor. He didn’t give me an answer immediately, but later he came and said he would consider running.

“Tomorrow, people will ask why am I keeping quiet, this is why I’m addressing the media today. I believe anybody who wins the primary tomorrow will be the Governor, because the PDP is the only party in Enugu State

“I have also been speaking with the Governor of the State, a fine, peaceful gentleman and I told him that anybody that will succeed him must bring peace

“We need a Governor who will not go into any war, rascality, or vandalism but peace. Anybody who wants to be the Governor must follow the same path.

“I have heard all kinds of rumours about people claiming they are sponsoring Peter Mba, but he knows that I brought him into this race.”

Meanwhile, Nwobodo stated that he asked Ike Ekweremadu to drop his governorship ambition for that of Peter Mba.

He said: “We need peace in Enugu and that’s the legacy Ugwuanyi is leaving behind.

“I have asked Ekweremadu to collapse his team, let them join the rest in making Enugu to work.

“I want to thank Governor of the State for the way he has piloted the affairs of the State.”