The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, Oseloka Obaze, has urged the party’s faithful to rally behind him ahead of the D-Day.
Obaze in a statement commended the members of the PDP for nominating him to run for the November 18 election.
The statement read, ”I thank God for this day and the outcome of our party primaries. I am humbled by this show of confidence reposed on me by the representative electorate of our great party, PDP.
”I thank our party leadership, the executive governors who oversaw the electoral process, the PDP southeast zonal leaders, and the Anambra state PDP caretaker committee, under the able leadership of Prof. ABC Nwosu.
”I congratulate and thank my fellow aspirants for their graciousness and extend a hand of fellowship to them and invite them to join me in the campaign to win the government house for our party.
”I thank my family, friends, admirers and supporters immensely. To Ndi Anambra, I promise in humility to remain focussed on the campaign to turn Anambra around and deliver good governance to our people because Anambra deserves better.”
Obaze, a former Secretary to the Anambra state government, won the primary after polling a total of 672 votes on Monday to defeat two other aspirants.
His closest rival, Alex Obi-Ogbolu, scored 190 votes while the third candidate, Ifeanyi Ubah, polled 94 votes.
It was gathered that 958 party delegates participated in the election.