Senator Ugochukwu Uba has emerged as the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 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.
Uba emerged as the standard flag bearer in the primaries conducted on Saturday, 26th June 2021.
It was gathered that Uba got 275 votes to defeat his closest rival, Godwin Ezeemo with 114 votes, while Senator Uche Ekwunife 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.
The Uba-led faction held its primary at the Paul University playground in Awka, Anambra State.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress Presidential Support Committee has suspended its National Coordinator, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Society gazette gathered that Akpabio was suspended over what the group describes as poor leadership.
The committee, which is an umbrella body of President Buhari support groups, was mandated to galvanize support for President Buhari’s re-election in 2019.
Akpabio’s suspension was made known to newsmen on Saturday by the spokesperson of the group, Kailani Muhamad.
He stated that the National Executive Committee of the group decided to suspend Senator Akpabio because he abandoned the organisation after his ministerial appointment.
Senator Akpabio, a former Akwa Ibom state Governor, is the current Minister of Niger-Delta