The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has elected a diplomat and former Secretary to Anambra State Government, SSG, Mr Oseloka Obaze as its candidate for the Anambra governorship election which comes up November 18.
Obaze was announced elected by the Governor Dave Umahi who conducted the election with his Awka Ibom Counterpart, Emmanuel Udom.
He polled 672 votes to beat the duo of Dr Alex Obiogbolu and Mr Ifeanyi Ubah who scored 190 and 94 votes respectively. Two votes were declared invalid.
Of the seven aspirants running on the party’s platform, four had pulled out of the race.
While Prof Ufodike announced his withdrawal without reason, pledging to support any of the aspirants that emerged, Prince John Emeka, a former minister had hours before the election withdrawn from the race, citing alterations in the delegates list of the party as reason for his action.
Two women who were also in the race, Senator Stella Oduah, a serving senator and former Aviation minister and Hon Linda Ikpeazu, a serving member of the House of representatives, backed down.
Obaze’s election came after over two weeks of high power politicking, characterised by intrigues among top politicians in the state, including former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi, who is believed to have an anointed aspirant among the seven that contested for the ticket of the party.