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PDP Factions Hold Parallel Governorship Primaries For Anambra

Anambra State

June 26, (THEWILL) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is currently holding two primary elections simultaneously to elect a candidate to fly the party’s flag in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

While a faction of the party is at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, another faction is also holding the same exercise at the Paul University playground in Awka.

THEWILL gathered that while the event at Prof Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre is a faction of the party formerly led by Ndubuisi Nwobu before its Executive was disbanded, the one at Paul University is led by Chukwudi Umeaba and loyal to self-styled godfather of the state’s politics, Chief Chris Uba.

Meanwhile, almost all the party’s aspirants are at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre for the primary election.

The Umeaba faction has also massively mobilised party members, but the faction was yet to receive any aspirants.

Umeaba, in a discussion with some newsmen at the venue, said: “We will start soon; we’re waiting for our aspirants to arrive. Quite a number of them will be here soon.”

A source in the party said some members of the party were already preparing grounds that will enable them to go to court to contest the election of a candidate from any faction not favourable to them.

“Most of the aspirants you see in the other faction also belong to this faction. Some of the aspirants are waiting to pick the ticket of one faction, and when they can’t, they will still come here. This disunity is not good for our party,” the source said.