– Fixes September 9 and 16 for LG primaries
The Enugu State Executive Committee (SEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for re-election in 2019.
The SEC, which is the highest decision making organ of the party before the State Congress also approved September 9 and 16, 2017 for the conduct of the Ward and Local Government Primaries of the party respectively to elect candidates for the November 4, 2017 local government council elections in the state to be organised by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC).
Rising from its meeting, which was attended by Gov. Ugwuanyi, members of the National Assembly from the State, Board of Trustees, national, state and zonal party executives, local government party chairmen, among others, the party in a communique stated that the decision to endorse Gov. Ugwuanyi for second term in office was “because of his outstanding achievements and commitment to peace and participatory democracy.”
It disclosed that “the activities for the primaries will commence on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with the sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at the party secretariat and end on Friday, August 25.”
The party also passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Ugwuanyi “for his sterling performance in office and visionary leadership in piloting the affairs of the state, especially in this period of economic recession.”
It “pledged the unalloyed support of the party leadership at all levels in the state for the governor and his administration’s people-oriented programmes and grassroots development initiatives, which have entrenched peace and good governance as well as impacted positively on the lives of the people of the state.”
Part of the communique reads: “The meeting of the State Executive Committee of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Enugu State chapter, was held today, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Party Secretariat at G.R.A, Enugu.
“The meeting deliberated extensively on issues concerning the growth and development of the party in the state.”
Moses Oyediran, Enugu