25th May, 2022
By Emmanuel Acha
Former Chief of Staff to Ex-Gov Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State, Mr Peter Mba, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in the state.
Mba polled 790 votes in the primaries contested by nine aspirants.
His closest rival, Mr Chijioke Edeoga polled nine votes, followed by Mr Chinyeaka Ohaa with three votes while Sen. Ike Ekweremadu and Mr Chukwunta Gilbert with one vote respectively.
The other five contestants which included Prof. Hillary Edeoga, Mr Ken Onoh, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Sen. Gilbert Nnaji and scored nil votes.
Only three void votes were recorded in the primary election.
Sen. Zik Sunday, the Chairman of the PDP Governorship Primaries Electoral Committee in Enugu State, declared the result on Wednesday.
According to him, the process was “transparent, credible and peaceful”, although two delegates from Oji River Local Government Area were absent.
Sunday said that 812 delegates were accredited for the exercise with 807 votes cast.
The electoral committee chairman said that independent observers, including officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, were on the ground to monitor the exercise.
In his acceptance speech, the governorship candidate pledged to serve with humility and build on the success of the current administration if elected.