Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State broke up into factions on Saturday as it conducted its primaries for the November 6, 2021 governorship election.
In one of the parallel primaries backed by a former governor and erstwhile vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, the party produced a former Managing Director of Transcorp PLC, Val Ozigbo, as the candidate.
In the other primaries held at Paul University, the faction elected a former senator representing Anambra South, Ugochukwu Uba.
The faction said it was backed by an order from a Federal High Court.
In his reaction, Obi said the election had come to an end.
He congratulated Ozigbo and commended the other contestants that participated in the election for their hard work and sacrifices. He called on them not to see the conclusion of the gubernatorial primaries “as the end of the beginning, but rather the beginning of the end.”
Further, Obi says: “I thank the National Chairman who, together with his leadership, has remained neutral. I congratulate the PDP family in Anambra state who has given the state the most peaceful and organized process of choosing a candidate.”
By way of advice, I call on the PDP in the state and beyond to pull together as a family towards what he describes as “a journey of building a better Anambra State for the future of our children and the true “light of the nation.”