Sixteen aspirants are currently being screened at the PDP National Secretariat for the Anambra governorship election holding November 2023.
The aspirants include
- Senator Uche Ekwunife
- Dr Obiora Okonkwo
- Hon. Chris Azugbogu
- Mr Winston Udeh
- Mr Valentine Ozigbo
- Mr Godwin Ezeemo
- Mr Emeka Etiaba
- Barrister (Mrs) Chidi Onyemelukwe,
- Mr Godwin Maduka
10.Mrs Ekwochi Genevieve
- Dr Ifedi Okwena
- Mr Ugochukwu Uba
- Mr Tony Nwoye
- Mr Walter Ubaka Okeke
- Hon Nzeribe Marcellinus Chukwumaeze
- Chief Maduafokwa Olisakwe Johnny Eisenhower.
According to the party leadership, the screening will end on Tuesday.
A front line aspirant and Senator representing Anambra Central senatorial district, Senator Uche Ekwunife has however advised PDP stakeholders in Anambra South senatorial district to place more emphasis on the party selecting someone who has the capacity to win the election than insisting on having the slot zoned to their area.
Senator Ekwunife who spoke during Anambra South senatorial district PDP stakeholders meeting stated that though she is greatly favoured by the clamour by members of the party in the senatorial zone for the PDP to zone the governorship ticket to their area by the virtue of the fact that she hails from the senatorial biological, but, married to the Anambra Central zone, if a weak person emerged from the area on the basis of zoning, such decision would be counterproductive.
“Capacity of any person who will emerge as the candidate of our great party (PDP) in the governorship election should serve the interest of our party (PDP) better than selecting a weak candidate on the basis of zoning’, Ekwunife rather advised.