Monday 25th September, 2017
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PDP screens Ifeanyi Ubah, Oduah, others for Anambra guber

PDP screens Ifeanyi Ubah, Oduah, others for Anambra guber

Ahead of November 18 Anambra State governorship elec­tion, the Peoples Dem­ocratic Party (PDP) has screened seven aspirants to contest for its prima­ry holding on August 19, 2017.

The aspirants include the Publisher of The AUTHOR­ITY Newspapers, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah; former Minis­ter of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah; former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Oseloka Obaze; Dr. Alex Obiogolu, Prince John Eme­ka, Akolisa Ufodike, and Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu.

Their screening fol­lowed payment for the party’s Expression of Inter­est forms. All the aspirants were present for the exercise at the PDP National Secre­tariat in Abuja.

Shortly before the screen­ing started on Thursday in Abuja, the Chairman of the PDP Screening Committee, Alhaji Adamu Waziri, said that not only would the pan­el do a thorough job, but the party would present a candi­date that has the capacity to win the election.

He stated that, “every one of us has something to lose if we lose the forthcoming An­ambra governorship election.”

Addressing newsmen af­ter his screening, Obaze (as­pirant) said that he is the most qualified to fly the party’s flag, adding that, “there are six oth­er aspirants but in terms of ex­perience and capability, I think I am the best.”


 Asked if there was any pe­tition against him, Obaze said that there was one that has to do with an interview he grant­ed, but he had clarified the is­sue.

Reacting to the Ozubulu Church massacre, the aspir­ant described it as dehuman­ising and urged the security agencies to get to unmask the perpetrators.

He said: “What they have done is to scare people from going to the church. Let the government get to the root of the matter and prosecute the people who carried out the at­tack.”

The other aspirants how­ever did not speak to the press before leaving the premises.