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Nnamdi Nwanwuo, a local doctor, was elected gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in a party election held on Wednesday.
Nwanwuo, a local doctor, was reelected unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso, resigned in his place.
After announcing Nwanwuo as the winner, the party’s National Secretary, Babatunde Ali, said the election was credible and peaceful, and that the party’s flag will be the second to be raised at the government house after wresting power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He commended other aspirants for stepping down for the candidate, saying it was a demonstration of the spirit of sportsmanship and leadership, which he said was one of the hallmarks of the party.
He said, “PRP is the only party that recognizes the place of people in governance. This country has hope because what we have done today will be on record as far as PRP is concerned.”
Explaining the reasons behind his stepping down, Mba said his inability to meet up the high standards of the party informed his decision.
“Nobody gave me one naira to step down for Nwanwuo. Whoever is making such allegations will attract God’s wrath. I can’t sell my conscience for nothing,” he said.
On his part, Anaso said, “I went into memory lane and discovered that north has not finished their tenure, and since I’m from the central, I decided to step down. Otherwise, I have everything it takes to become a governor.”
In his acceptance speech, the party candidate, Nwanwuo promised to focus on health, education, and agriculture to impact the lives of the citizens of the state.