Wike, Fayose, Ugwuanyi Storm Anambra for PDP Ward Congress Today

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  •  Nwosu insists on credible primary

By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The trio of Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State are billed to be in Anambra State today for the ward congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The three governors were mandated by the party to lead the conduct of the party’s congress for the nomination of three delegates from the 326 wards of the state which would hold today.

THISDAY gathered that the governors are expected at a hotel in Awka, but as at the time of filling this report, they were still being awaited, with all the logistics put in place for their arrival.

When THISDAY visited the venue, it was noticed that the atmosphere was charged, with several big wig politicians from the party awaiting their arrival in the hope of going into private meetings with them as the intrigues over the delegates’ list of the party heightens.

Meanwhile, the Caretaker Chairman in the state, Prof ABC Nwosu, has promised that there would be a credible ward congress and primary election in the state.

Nwosu who spoke with journalists while awaiting the arrival of the governors, said his team is ensuring that no aspirant of the party highjacks the process.

“We have been meeting stakeholders and members of the party in the state, and we have assured them that the process will be fair. We are in Anambra to ensure that we restore the political process in the state, and we are surprised that our people have been seeking to bend the rule.

“We have been running the party on our own pockets, and that is just because we do not want to be collecting money from the aspirants. We have been fair to all, and I can tell you that no one can accuse us of collecting money from them,” Nwosu said.