An oil magnate, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, on Wednesday in Awka, emerged the LabourParty governorship candidate for the Nov.16 Anambra gubernatorial election.
Ubah was declared winner by the National Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, after a voice vote and raising of the hands from the 1,137 delegates who participated in the primaries.
Nwanyanwu said that Ubah was the only aspirant who picked and returned his nomination form on schedule and was, therefore, a sole aspirant of the party for the governorship race.
He said that Article 24 of the party’s constitution allowed the selection of a candidate by acclamation, show of hands or through a secret ballot.
“Where you have one aspirant after the close of nomination forms and return, the congress will vote yes or no, and the constitution allowed him to decide how a winner will emerge.’’
The chairman urged the party’s members to go back home and work assiduously for the party and Ubah’s victory at the polls since the votes must count.
“What you have done now is democracy in action and who becomes the governor of Anambra State will be decided by Anambra people and nobody else.’’
Nwanyanwu urged INEC and the Anambra Government to allow the people to cast their votes, stressing that anything contrary would be resisted legally.
According to him, Anambra people are tired, they want change and somebody who will give them good governance.
Ubah commended the party’s leadership and delegates who turned out to select him as the party’s flag bearer.
He assured that he would give them quality governance and would not disappoint their trust in him to fly the party’s flag at the governorship election.