Senator Ugochukwu Uba has emerged candidate at a factional governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held at St Paul’s University Awka for the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 6, 2021.
He emerged from the faction led by Cbukwudi Umeaba and loyal to Chief Chris Uba.
Newwavereporters.com gathered that Uba got 275 votes to defeat his closest rival, Godwin Ezeemo with 114 votes, while Senator Uche Ekwunife who was not present at the venue scored 56 votes to come third.
The returning officer in the election, Obidi Ebede who declared Uba the winner of the primaries, added that there were 665 accredited delegates.
Meanwhile voting is still going on at the Dora Akunyili Women Development centre Awka venue of the PDP National Working Committee organised primaries for the same election.
Reports reaching us from the Dora Akunyili center indicates that one of the aspirants is in a distraught situation as 10 of his aides are said to have made away with the sum of four hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($450,000) meant to bribe delegates from 10 local government areas.
According to an eye-witness at the scene of the PDP guber primary holding on Saturday, June 26, 2021, the aspirant had earmarked $45,000 as a bribe to give to the super delegates from each local government. The source further revealed that about 10 of his staff reportedly collected the cash from him at the hotel where he was lodging and became unreachable later on.
Our source was qouted as saying, “I believe they acted because things are not looking good for him as he does not have the required delegates to swing the primary in his favour.
“They must have connived to run away with the money because their numbers have been switched off,” our source revealed.
According to our findings, the coordinators made away with funds meant for Anaocha, Aguata, Awka North, Awka South, Oyi, Ihiala, Idemili North, Idemili South, Ogbaru and Ekwusigo local governments.
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