ANAMBRA 2021: Bayelsa D/gov upbeat on PDP’s victory
By Amos Odeh
Ahead of the November 6 Governorship Election in Anambra, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, says he is cocksure that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will coast home to victory in the south-east state.
Senator Ewhrudjakpo expressed the optimism at the state Party Secretariat in Awka, on Thursday shortly after leading a committee to conduct the election of local government delegates for the forthcoming PDP primaries in Anambra State
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Doubara Atasi, the Deputy Governor described the exercise as smooth and successful, noting that 21 delegates were elected in the process.
Senator Ewhrudjakpo, who is the Chairman of the committee disclosed that additional 21 physically challenged persons representing the 21 local government areas of the state were also chosen by members of the party.
While expressing delight at the show of unity and cooperation among the various stakeholders of the PDP in the state, he maintained that there are strong prospects, that the party has what it takes to win the November 6 election.
According to the Bayelsa Deputy Governor, the PDP delegates were elected in a peaceful, free and fair manner under the supervision of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
He added that as a law abiding party, the PDP would soon conduct its primaries in accordance with the timeline provided by INEC and give whoever emerges as its flagbearer all the needed support with a view to winning the election.
He thanked the National Leader of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus, the Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Waziri Tambuwal and Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsafor giving him and members of the Committee the opportunity to serve the party.
His words, “It has been a very successful programme. As you can see, there is no protest going on. Everywhere is peaceful and calm. So we have successfully completed the exercise, which was witnessed by INEC.
“Members of our party have freely elected 21 delegates of their choice and also 21 physically challenged persons to represent those who are going to participate in the primaries.
“We believe we will come back to conduct the full primaries and thereafter we shall all be on ground to support our candidate and party to win the 2021 Anambra Governorship election.
“As a party, we have what it takes to win because all the walls of division that made us not to win this state are being broken. We strongly believe Anambra is for PDP to win considering what we have been able to do over the years.”