Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has assured that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would mobilise resources for its candidate, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo to win the November 6, 2021 Anambra governorship election.
Diri said aside resources, his colleagues in the PDP and all other party stalwarts will massively throw their weight of support for Ozigbo to ensure that he wins the election.
The governor gave the assurance in Abuja, when he received in audience Mr. Ozigbo, saying with his accomplishments as a business tycoon and the love people of Anambra have for him, there is no doubt that the PDP will form the next government in the state.
Governor Diri congratulated him for emerging the party’s standard bearer and urged the people of Anambra State to stand by Ozigbo and ensure the PDP wins the next election so they can enjoy purposeful leadership just like other PDP states.
The Governor described Mr. Ozigbo as a great businessman with strong capacity to provide effective leadership and service to his people and expressed optimism that he will deliver the goods when elected.
The Anambra PDP guber candidate thanked Diri for the show of love and pledged his commitment not to disappoint the party when elected.
Ozigbo, a former Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp PLC emerged winner of the PDP primary election on June 26, after defeating 15 other aspirants at the Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka, the state capital.
Deputy Governor of Edo State and Head of the Electoral Panel who announced the result, Comrade Philip Shuaibu, had said that Ozigbo polled 62 votes and was closely trailed by Dr Obiora Okonkwo who garnered 58 votes.
The lawmaker representing Anambra Central in the Senate, Mrs Uche Ekwunife, came third with 44 votes; Dr Winston Udeh, 12 votes while Mr Chris Azubogu representing Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo got 10 votes.
Other aspirants were Dr Godwin Maduka, five votes; Ms Genevieve Ekwochi, three votes; Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwue, two votes; Chief Walter Okeke two votes and Dr Ifenna Okwenna, one vote.