The Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party 9PDP) has unanimously endorsed the candidature of Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the candidate of the party for the 2015 governorship election in the state, THE CITIZEN can exclusively report.
Rising from a stakeholders meeting called at the instance of the governor, Sullivan Chime in Enugu on Friday evening, the stakeholders formerly endorsed the candidature of Ugwuanyi as the party’s flag bearer for the forthcoming election in the state. With this endorsement, it has rested the thriving grape vine in the state of who will be crowned the “Special Candidate”.
according to a reliable source who confided in THE CITIZEN, Ugwuanyi will be the only candidate the party will present for the primaries billed to hold at the end of November. “His emergence has followed the tradition of Chime’s administration since 2007 where the party’s candidates for elections are based on consensus principle. It is always a compromise and method has been working perfectly well in Enugu,” he said.
Born on the 2nd of March 1964, Ugwuanyi is representing Igboeze North/Udenu Federal Constituency and he is the present Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Marine Transport. He is also a member of House Committee on Defence, Population, Privatization and Commercialization, Science & Technology, States & Local Government Affairs.
He is a three time member of the House of Representatives as he was first elected in 2003.
Earlier, other candidates nursing the ambition in the governorship race which the party had zoned to the Enugu North Senatorial zone included two-term senator and Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Ayogu Eze; Ambassador Fidel Ayogu; PDP State Chairman and former Pro-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Chief Vita Abba; Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Eugene Odoh; two-time Commissioner for Information, Chuks Ugwuoke; Commissioner for Enugu Capital Territory, Ik Ugwuegede, MD of Enugu State Housing Authority, Ikeji Asogwa and former Commissioner for Education, Professor Simon Ortuanya.