By Ifeoma Ejiofor
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday published the name of business mogul, Valentine Ozigbo and his deputy, Mrs Azuka Enemo as the gubernatorial candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6 election.
INEC obviously acted in obedience to the order of the Court of Appeal granted on Friday, September 3, 2021.
This development is one more in a string of victories for Ozigbo, who is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, which follows the inauguration of a 179-person National Campaign Council for the election by the main opposition party also on Thursday.
The star-studded event which held at the headquarters of the PDP, Wadata Plaza in Abuja has in attendance eleven PDP governors including Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State who is the Vice Chairman of the National Campaign Council for the Anambra Poll; Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State, who is also the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum.
Other topshots are the event were former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom; Bala Mohammed of Bauchi; Duoye Diri of Bayelsa; Samuel Ortom of Benue; Godwin Obaseki of Edo; Govern Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu; Seyi Makinde of Oyo; Darius Ishaku of Taraba; and Aliyu Gusau, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara.
Valentine Ozigbo is a multiple-award-winning global CEO, international sports developer, and national peace advocate who resigned from his role at Transcorp in March 2020 to dedicate the next chapter of his life to public service.
In less than two years, Ozigbo has created a political movement, the Ka Anambra Chawapu movement, that is poised to make political history in the November 6 poll.