The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has affirmed Valentine Ozigbo as the party’s flagbearer for the 2021 Anambra governorship election.
The party presented a certificate of return to the business mogul after winning the PDP primary election last Saturday.
Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, was declared winner at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women Development Center.
Uche Secondus, the National Chairman made the presentation to Ozigbo on Wednesday at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.
Secondus applauded the peaceful conduct of the primary, describing it as “one of the most peaceful processes in the history of the party”.
Ozigbo, in his remarks, expressed gratitude to the leadership of the PDP for prioritising the unity of the party.
He urged other aspirants and stakeholders to put the past behind and work with him to ensure victory on November 6.
“Today, I stand before you to express my gratitude. When I started this journey, I said to everybody who cared to listen that I am on this journey because I believe in our party.
“We have seen a commendable change in the leadership in the most recent years. I was fascinated by the remarkable shift we have witnessed under the leadership of Prince Uche Secondus.
“The commendable leadership also extends to the state level. His Excellency Peter Obi, other leaders and BOT members who have shown great leadership, I thank them,” he added.
Ozigbo commended the process that produced him as the candidate of the PDP.
He thanked Philip Shaibu, Edo Deputy Governor and the electoral panel for their professionalism.