The People’s Redemption Party (PRP) on Wednesday conducted its governorship primary election with Dr. Nnamdi Nwanwuo emerging as the candidate of the party.
Nwanwuo, a native doctor was returned unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso stepped down for him.
Explaining the reasons behind his decision, Mba said his inability to meet up the high standards of the party informed his stepping down, denying accepting any money from the candidate.
“Nobody gave me one naira to step down for Nwanwuo. Whoever that is making such allegations will attract God’s wrath. I can’t sell my conscience for money,” he said.
On his part, Anaso said, “I went down memory lane and discovered that North has not finished its tenure, and since I’m from Central, I decided to step down. Otherwise I have everything it takes to become a governor.”
Announcing Nwanwuo the winner, National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Ali, described the election as credible and peaceful, saying the party’s flag would be the next to be hoisted at the government house after wrestling power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at the November 6 election.
He commended other aspirants for stepping down for the candidate, saying it was a demonstration of spirit of sportsmanship and leadership, which he said was one of the hallmarks of the party.
He said, “PRP is the only party that recognises the place of people in governance. This country has hope because what we have done today will be on record as far as PRP is concerned.”
In his acceptance speech, the party candidate, Nwanwuo promised to focus on health, education and agriculture to positively impact lives of the citizens of the state.