The Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East, Mr Ali Odefa, has assured that the party would stop at nothing to win the November 6 election in the state.
Odefa, who spoke to DAILY POST shortly after the announcement of Ozigbo’s victory at the primary election of the party in Awka, said the party will return to the drawing board now and re-strategize for the forthcoming election.
Ozigbo, in the election conducted on Saturday by the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu, scored 62 votes to beat his closest rivals; Dr Obiora Okonkwo and Senator Uche Ekwunife, who scored 58 and 44 votes respectively.
There had also been another primary election by a faction of the party led by Chukwudi Umeaba, where Sen. Ugochukwu Uba was elected as the candidate.
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Odefa, while speaking to our correspondent, said with the conclusion of the exercise and the election of Ozigbo as the candidate, the party will embark on a fence-mending mission to ensure that all aggrieved members dropped their grievances and support Ozigbo in the November 6 election.
He said, “The election was largely free and fair, and as you can see, a winner has emerged. We will now go back to the drawing board to re-strategize and ensure that we win the election.
“Part of what we will do is to mend fences with all aggrieved persons. We will visit all our members and broker peace between everybody, because we need to go into the coming election as one family. I assure you that PDP will take over Anambra State.”