The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP during the party’s primaries conducted in the State on Monday.
The primaries which took place at the Abakaliki Township Stadium was contested by eight (8) governorship aspirants including Engr. Dave Umahi, Engr. Paul Okorie, Dr. Aja Nwachkwu, Chief Hycinth Ikpo, Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu, Chief Michael Ude Udumanta, Senator Offia Nwali and Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu (absent) who were present till the end of the exercise.
Other members of the Electoral Panel include: Barr Chineneye Oji, Hajia Hauwa Kida, the PDP state Chairman, Hon. Onwe Joseph Onwe and Hon. Deinma Iyalla.
Dave Umahi Wins PDP Gubernatorial Candidate in Ebonyi State
Announcing the results of the primaries that had 592 delegates, the Chairman of the gubernatorial electoral panel and Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose declared the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State who polled 541 votes as the winner and gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2015 general election.
In a remark, the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State thanked God for his victory at polls stressing that his loyalty to Governor Martin Elechi remained intact even as he asked the Governor to forgive him in anyway he (Umahi) must have wronged him in the course of the whole exercise.
The exercise ended peacefully without any reported case of violence and disruption of peace across the State.