Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday expressed satisfaction with the peaceful conduct of the primary election for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in readiness for the November 4 local government election in Enugu state.
He expressed optimism that the PDP candidates will sweep the poll despite the readiness of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the election.
Some of the chairmanship candidates that emerged in the primary election in Ekweremaduâ€™s Enugu West senatorial district include; Nestor Ochin for Udi, Harrison Okeke – Oji-River, Hon. Stanley Okeke for Awgu, Hon Fred Chukwudi Ezinwa for Ezeagu, and Hon. Chukwu Ezekiel for Aninri council.
The Deputy Senate President, who spoke after the exercise, said the acceptance of the results of the primaries by the overwhelming majority of party faithful that participated in the primaries was an indication of the acceptability of winners.
He expressed happiness at the outcome of the primaries and assured party faithful that the PDP would be victorious in the main context. He however, advised winners of the primaries who have become flag bearers of the party in the elections to remember that after the elections, the peopleâ€™s investment in them as their chosen representatives must be rewarded with dividends that positively impact their lives.
The Deputy President of the Senate who visited the five local governments in Enugu West on the day of the primaries called on other aspirants who did not win to be patient as the mark of a good politician is to learn to support winners and wait for their own opportunity, which will always come.
He commended the newly appointed transition committee chairmen in Enugu West Senatorial District for their roles in the conduct of the primaries and extolled in a special way the transition committee chairman of Aninri Local Government Area, Hon. Ben Alukwu for transforming the structures at the Local government headquarters Ndeaboh.
Senator Ekweremadu was accompanied on the tour by the member representing Aninri-Awgu-Oji Federal constituency, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, and member representing Udi-Ezeagu federal constituency, Hon Dennis Amadi and other dignitaries.