The Southeast zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday in Abuja expressed optimism that its candidate would emerge victorious at the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
This is in spite of the fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not include the name of the PDP candidate in the list of candidates it released on Friday.
Mr Augustine Okeke, Publicity Secretary of its Caretaker Committee, said in a statement that the party was sure of victory going by the considerable public interest and commentaries that followed INEC’s action.
He said the interests and commentaries indicated that PDP remained the peoples’ choice.
Recall that the PDP held two primary elections on June 26 conducted separately by Umeaba Caretaker Committee and PDP national leadership.
“The considerable public interest, commentaries and concerns shown by Nigerians who are worried about the non-inclusion of a candidate for PDP in the list is a testament to the acceptance of the PDP.
“It shows that the PDP is the party that Nigerians and Anambra people implicitly and absolutely trust to deliver good governance for Anambra people,’’ he stated.
Okeke, who reassured the party’s supporters of victory, said that the non-inclusion of the name of PDP’s candidate in the list by INEC was procedural.
According to him: “it does not imply that PDP will not participate in the election.
“Recall that faced with multiple litigations during the Imo North Senatorial bye-election, INEC took a similar stance by not including a name for the APC in the list of candidates.’’
Okeke expressed appreciation for the continued solidarity of Nigerians for the PDP.