The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, yesterday held peaceful ward primaries across the 260 electoral wards of the State, which elected councillorship candidates for the November 4, 2017, local government elections and three-man ad hoc delegates for the party’s local government primary election billed to hold on September 16.
The Party leadership had, prior to the primaries, engaged its members in a wider consultation with a view to arriving at consensus candidates towards achieving a peaceful and rancor-free exercise.
Speaking on the outcome of the ward primaries, the Chairman, Electoral Committee from the national secretariat of the party, Hon. Kingsley Wosu-Ezi, on behalf of other committee members, described the exercise as “peaceful, transparent, free and fair and strictly in compliance with the electoral guidelines for conduct of Local Government Council Elections”.
The committee chairman commended the State leadership of the party under the chairmanship of Hon. Augustine Nnamani and the party’s state leader, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for providing effective and inclusive leadership that ensured a smooth exercise.
“We cannot thank enough Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and the State Chairman of the party, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, for what we are witnessing in this state, today. From the places we have visited and reports gathered so far, the ward primaries across the 260 electoral wards in Enugu State have been so peaceful, orderly and in compliance with the guidelines of our great party, the PDP.
Hon. Nnamani expressed confidence that the PDP will win all the councillorship and chairmanship positions in the election as it had done in the past because of the party’s popularity and acceptability in the state as well as the sterling leadership qualities of Gov. Ugwuanyi.