Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
A former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Chinedu Emeka was, on Wednesday, affirmed as the sole candidate for Anambra North Senatorial district under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
Emeka was returned unopposed by delegates’ votes at the Chuba Ikpeazu stadium, Onitsha, which was monitored by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agents.
The member representing Onitsha/South Constituency in the House of Representatives, Lynda Ikpeazu, was also returned unopposed as a sole candidate of the party.
Ikpeazu, who would be contesting for the third time in 2019, was affirmed by the 272 delegates’ votes at Onitsha Sports Club by PDP Returning Officer, Mr. Uchenna Ezekwem, in the primary election that was monitored by INEC and security agents.
The INEC official, who declined to mention his name, said that the primary election was peaceful though there was no other aspirant.
He maintained that he insisted that the due process must be followed to elect the lawmaker as they wanted affirm her with voice vote which he rejected before they did the needful after accreditation of the delegates.
Ikpeazu, in an interview, said that it was God’s doing and due to her achievements so far, that made the people of the constituency and the party to support her to contest for another term, saying that she had constructed 10 roads in Onitsha, empowered widows, youths and trained women and youths in skills.
Her words, “I’m happy that PDP has affirmed my candidature for 2019 House of Reps election and I know that my people will support me again to serve them because good work speaks volume.
“It is due to my achievements that made the people of Onitsha to support me again. My grace of God I will win and continued the good work and to serve my people better”.