Breaking News!!! PDP elects Obaze candidate amidst protest...

Breaking News!!! PDP elects Obaze candidate amidst protest reports that midst protests from one of the contenders to the People's Democratic Party (PDP)  primary election, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah,  Governor David Umahi has declared Mr Oseloka Obaze winner of the election. 
Though the primary hurriedly ended before Umahi's presentation of certificate.
Umahi said 958 delegates accredited while votes cast was 958 while invalid votes were 2 .

The Authority reports Oseloka 

Obaze reportedly won with 672 votes and Alexander Obiogbolu 190 votes while John Okechukwu Emeka  withdrew from the primary alleging irregularities. 

Publisher of Authority newspaper and CEO of Capital Oil, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah got 94 votes even as Ufodike Akolisa and Stella Oduah tactical withdrew. 

Ubah however rejects the outcome of the primary insisting it was fraught with irregularities as he has gone to Court to challenge the irregularities perpetrated by the PDP.
"This is the impunity we are talking about"  , he stated. 

Gov. David Umahi walks out of venue.

Accredited delegates = 938
Ifeanyi Ubah               -  94
Oseloka H Obaze      - 672
Dr. Alexander M        -  190
Invalid vote                -      2
 In his post election remarks, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze it was not a child's play winning the Anambra State governorship PDP primaries. 

His words: "
I thank God for this day and the outcome of our party primaries. I am humbled by this show of confidence reposed on me by the representative electorate of our great party, PDP. 

"I thank our party leadership, the executive governors who oversaw the electoral process, the PDP southeast zonal leaders, and  the Anambra state PDP caretaker committee, under the able leadership of Prof. ABC Nwosu. 

"I congratulate and thank my fellow aspirants for their graciousness and extend a hand of fellowship to them and invite them to join me in the campaign to win the government house for our party. 

"I thank my family, friends, admirers and supporters immensely.  To Ndi Anambra, I promise in humility to remain focussed on the campaign to turn Anambra around and deliver good governance to our people because Anambra deserves better. 

"I will get a good night sleep and then, begin to strategize on the campaign that lays ahead.  Thank you and good evening".
 Ubah alleged that the delegates list was given to the aspirants two days to the poll, describing it as too late for some of the aspirants to campaign.

He alleged irregularities in the exercises, claiming that the list was doctored from what was monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

While still protesting , the Umahi committee walked out on him. Uba later addressed the press and said he would go to court to challenge the result of the exercise.
 Mr. Henry Obaze was the SSG under Gov Peter Obi. He is US trained Political Scientist; and former Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations where he served for 21 years. Also a member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service (1982 - 1991) before joining the UN, among other qualifications.
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