Southeast PDP adopts Udeh-Okoye as consensus candidate for National Secretary

* Drums support for Anyanwu, Imo guber candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Southeast Zone, has unanimously nominated the former PDP National Youth Leader, Hon. Sunday Udeh-Okoye as the new party National Secretary.

This is just as the party has drummed support for its governorship candidate ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, in the election, calling on members in the state to sheathe their swords and work together for the victory of the party.

The decisions were taken at the Southeast Zonal Executive Meeting, held in Enugu weekend.

Briefing newsmen shortly after the closed door meeting, the party National Vice Chairman, Southeast Zone, Chief Ali Odefa noted that the decision to support Anyanwu was a collective one, adding that the party would do its best to ensure its victory at the polls.

“We have resolved that as South-East members of PDP, we must all do our utmost best to support our candidate in the November 11 gubernatorial election in the person of Senator Samuel Anyanwu to win. All party members in Imo State are encouraged to put in their best,” he further stressed.

Odefa equally said another resolution was passed to nominate Udeh-Okoye National Secretary of the party in order to allow Senator Anyanwu concentrate on his electioneering campaign in Imo State.

“The position of the National Secretary will be a kind of distraction to his electioneering campaign and victory at the polls. 

“Therefore, the South-East Zone, having met and brainstormed, we have come up with a nomination from Enugu State in the person of Rt. Hon. S.K Udeh-Okoye to replace Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party. 

“We shall send our resolutions in writing to the National Working Committee of our great party for ratification on behalf of the National Executive Committee as provided by our party constitution,” he added.

Speaking earlier, Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, who doubles as the leader of the party in the region, urged the party members to remain steadfast and committed to the party, saying the zonal leadership would re-strategize to bring the party back on its feet, assuring that with commitment and unity of purpose, the party would emerge successful at the Imo governorship polls.

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