A native doctor, Dr. Nnamdi Nwanwuo has emerged as the flagbearer of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.
Nwanwuo returned unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso stepped down for him in governorship primary election held on Wednesday.
National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Ali, who announced Nwanwuo as the winner of the primaries, described the election as credible and peaceful. He also expressed hope of the party defeating the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the governorship election.
Ali, who commended other aspirants for stepping down for the candidate said it was a demonstration of spirit of sportsmanship and leadership.
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.”\
Mba said his inability to meet up the high standards of the party informed his decision to step down from the race.
“Nobody gave me one naira to step down for Nwanwuo. Whoever is making such allegations will attract God’s wrath. I can’t sell my conscience for nothing,” he said.
On his part, Anaso said, “I went into memory lane and discovered that north has not finished their tenure, and since I’m from the central, I decided to step down. Otherwise I have everything it takes to become a governor.”
In his acceptance speech, the party candidate, Nwanwuo promised to focus on health, education and agriculture to impact the lives of the citizens of the state.