The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, has emerged as the party’s candidate for the Imo State governorship election coming up on November 11.
His emergence followed the party’s primary election held on Wednesday at the party’s secretariat along Okigwe Road in Owerri, the state capital.
The primary which allows three delegates from each electoral ward in the state voted orderly after they were accredited by the electoral panel that conducted the election.
Anyanwu polled 802 votes to emerge a winner.
However, the primary witnessed the presence of Officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), delegates from the national body and other stakeholders of the PDP, including security personnel and journalists who monitored the exercise.
While declaring Anyanwu as the winner, Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Kenneth Okon, noted that the primary election was peaceful and fair, saying the PDP is ready for the forthcoming poll.
In his acceptance speech, Anyanwu promised to redesign Imo State with a view to lifting the people from poverty, hardship and insecurity, which he regretted bedeviled the state.
He expressed delight over his emergence as the consensus candidate of the PDP and thanked the party for conducting a peaceful primary election.