The Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has recognized Valentine Ozigbo as the winner of the Anambra State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primary elections.
Saraki made the decision after two factions produced two candidates in parallel primaries in Anambra.
Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, former CEO Transcorp PLC emerged as the winner in one of the primaries, while Senator Ugochukwu Uba, emerged as the candidate in the other.
Saraki in a statement congratulated Ozigbo on his emergence and appealed to all the leaders in Anambra to rally around him.
While noting that the Party can only field one candidate in the upcoming election, Saraki charged members to place the interest of the country, state, and party above any individual interests.
“ I congratulate, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the winner of the Anambra State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primary elections.
“As we move forward, I appeal to all PDP leaders in Anambra State to rally around the candidate to ensure that our party wins the November election.
“On his part, our flag bearer in Anambra State must let all his co-aspirants know that there is “no victor and no vanquished” in the just-concluded primary election. The victory is for our great party.
“Hence, our candidate’s immediate efforts should be geared towards convincing all stakeholders that he is a team player and ready to work with them to ensure victory for the party — in the best interest of the Anambra people.
“I have spoken to some of our leaders in Anambra State on the need for us to work together as one united, indivisible team in the upcoming campaign. I am particularly happy and impressed by their disposition.
Even though all the aspirants in the just-concluded primary election are capable and qualified, our party can only field one candidate.
“Therefore, we must all place the interest of the country, state, and party above any individual interests.”he wrote.