ABAKALIKI- The Ebonyi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has elected 13 Chairmanship and 171 Councilorship Candidates for the August 29, 2020, local Government elections in the State.
The Counselorship and Chairmanship primaries which took place last Friday and Saturday respectively, across the State were peaceful and hitch-free.
Our Correspondent who monitored the exercise reports that all the candidates emerged unopposed.
Those who emerged as candidates for the the post of Chairmanship, are: Hon. Emmanuel Nwangele (Abakaliki LGA), Hon. Mrs Obiageri Oko-Enyim (Afikpo North LGA), Barr. Eni Uduma Chima, Ph.D (Afikpo South LGA), Hon.Mrs Nora Oluchi Aloh (Ezza North LGA), Engr. Kenneth Eze (Ezza South LGA), Elder Steve Orogwu (Ikwo LGA), and Hon. Sunday Eze (Ishielu LGA).
Others are: Hon. Paul James Nwogha (Izzi LGA), Hon.Mrs Chinyere Nwogbaga (Ebonyi LGA), Hon.Mrs Chinyere Iyioku (Ohaozara LGA), Hon. Barr. Clement Omekannaya Odah (Ohaukwu LGA), Hon. Onyebuchi Ogbadu (Ivo LGA) and Hon. Engr.Felix Igboke (Onicha LGA).
Out of the 13 candidates, 9 of them are returning for the second term.
Speaking with Journalists, shortly after emerging victorious in the primary election that was held at the headquarters of Afikpo South LGA, Barrister Eni Uduma Chima, expressed gratitude to God, to the people of the Council, and to his party, for founding him worthy to recontest for the chairmanship seat.Chima said his priority would be to complete all the remaining projects he initiated in his first tenure, before embarking on new ones.
“My priority will be the completion of the ongoing projects. I give you example, the Ekoli/Okagbue road is a project of about One billion naira. Given the lean resources of the Council, we don’t expect to bite more than we can chew. We have to concentrate on that, finish it up and also concentrate on other projects that are littered in the Local Government Area. All the Wards have one project or the other going-on.”
“I’m grateful that the Caretaker Chairman of the Council, Comrade Chima Okechukwu Ogbuagu, has not abandoned any of the projects since he came on board. Work has been going on at a very good pace, we are grateful to him and if by the Grace of God we come back, we will continue in that pace to make sure there is quality and timely delivery of the projects”, Chima said.
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