Business mogul, Odii emerges PDP guber candidate in Ebonyi


A business mogul, Mr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, on Sunday emerged winner of a factional gubernatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi State.

The election took place at the Party’s secretariat located along Abakaliki/Enugu expressway of the State.

Odii hails from Onitcha Local government Area of Ebonyi State, same Ebonyi South senatorial zone with the Governor of the State, Chief David Umahi, who is currently serving out his 8 years tenure.

Odii was declared winner by the gubernatorial committee chairman for Ebonyi State, Mr. Rotimi Olaleken.

He narrated that Odii polled a total of 349 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr. Chris Usulor who scored 9 votes.

Others, Mr. Sylvester Ogbaga, a fourth term member of the House of Representatives got 1 vote, Chukwuma Nwazunku who is also a member of the House of Representatives got 1 vote.

According to him: “we have 5 invalid votes. The exercise was done in the open and by the powers conferred to me by the national leadership of our great party, PDP, I, therefore, wish to declare Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as the winner of the governorship primary election that took place in the State.”

Recall that four gubernatorial aspirants, Sylvester Ogbaga, Chukwuma Nwazunku and two others withdrew from participating in the race.

The governorship aspirants vowed that the primary elections can’t stand the test of time and alleged that the whole exercise was done secretly.

The factional governorship candidate, Mr. Chukwuma Odii, while speaking with journalists, vowed to reclaim the mandate of the PDP in Ebonyi State

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