Val Nnaedozie has been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to contest the party’s primaries along side incumbent governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, and two others, while two other aspirants were not cleared by the South-East Screening Panel for governorship aspirants in the zone
The aspirants not cleared were also directed by the screening panel to avail it of evidence of their proper re-entry into the PDP, amongst other documents.
Enquiries made at the national secretariat of the party, after this directive was given to both aspirants, confirmed that both aspirants were yet to furnish the party with the information required to facilitate their clearance.
This has fueled speculations that the aspirants may have been outrightly disqualified from the state governorship primaries.
Meanwhile, Val Nnaedozie, who is widely tipped by political pundits in the state to pick the PDP ticket, ahead of the incumbent governor, Sullivan Chime, had stepped up his campaign with a promise to deliver genuine and equitable democracy dividends to the people of the state if given the mandate.
Governor Chime’s problems seem to have been compounded by his alleged flirtations with opposition parties in the state, particularly APGA, with the intention of crossing over to the party and also the rumoured intention of the PDP to suspend the governor from the party as a result of his fued with the national chairman of the party who is from the same state as the governor and are said to belong to different factions of the party in the state.