[By Kodilinye Obiagwu]
AHEAD of the November 2021, governorship election in Anambra State, the party’s frontline aspirant Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, has said that he is the party’s joker for the election.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday when he submitted his Expression of Interest (EoI) and Nomination Forms, Okonkwo told the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), members, supporters and associates that as the king on the chessboard, he will guarantee that Anambra returns to PDP in November.
Okonkwo, who was received at Wadata House by various dance groups, said he had recently concluded a tour of the 21 local government areas of the state, where he met with the party’s stakeholders, statutory delegates, local government and ward executives.
He disclosed that from the responses during the tour, he was certain to deliver the state to PDP in the November election.
According to him, “Anambra people yearn to return to the PDP and I assure you that a level playing field I will not only win the primary but go ahead to win the November election in a landslide.
“Besides, it is not only about winning the election; we shall govern the state in such a way that Nigerians will be proud of the PDP.”
Noting that though several aspirants had purchased the party’s forms to contest in the election, Okonkwo however, said he was the aspirant to beat.
Receiving Okonkwo’s forms at the Party’s Conference Hall, National Organizing Secretary of the PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu said Okonkwo’s capacity and suitability for the Anambra top job, was not in doubt.
He lauded Okonkwo for his continued support for the party, both in good and bad times, and said that the June 26 primary election of the PDP would be free, fair and transparent.
“The National Working Committee of PDP will not condone any act of wrongdoing that will impugn the integrity of our primary election because once the primary of free and fair and transparent, you build trust among all members even in those that lose”, he said.