Samuel Amah, Abakaliki
Breaking! Odefa emerges PDP NVC candidate for S/East zone
The acting National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, Ali Odefa, will on Saturday at the Okpara Square, Enugu, be confirmed the substantive National Vice Chairman, NVC of the party, in the zone.
A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Moses Idika, said Odefa had been adopted as the consensus candidate of the party ahead of its Zonal congress scheduled for Saturday March 6, 2021 at the iconic Okpara Square, Enugu.
According to the statement, Odefa had become a strong rallying point for the PDP in the zone, adding he was adopted, on Tuesday, at the Lion Building, Government House Enugu, by party leaders from the region.
The statement read in part, “At the Zonal Executive Committee (ZEC) meeting hosted by the Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the crème de la crème of Igbo political class gathered in their numbers and endorsed Chief Odefa as the PDP consensus candidate for the position of the National Vice Chairman of the party in the Southeast region.
“Among those who joined delegates from Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States to endorse Chief Odefa include, the Governor of Abia State, His Excellency, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, PhD, former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP in the 2019 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, former Governor of Ebonyi State and the lawmaker representing Ebonyi North in the Senate, Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu and the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha.”