2023: Ikenga, 39 others get certificate of returns from PDP

Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the winner of Ideato North and South Federal Constituency, Imo state primary election, has been issued Certificate of Return by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

39 other winners of the Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly primaries, have also received their certificate of return from the PDP.

This development, it was noted signalled the readiness of PDP to start mobilising for landslide victory at the general election. 

While issuing the Certificates of Return to the 40 winners of the Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly primaries, Chief Charles Ugwu, the Chairman, Imo state chapter of the party, charged the candidates to go and bring victory for the party at their various Constituencies, adding that Imo is a PDP state.

Chief Ugwu also declared that the primaries held in Imo State were free and fair and in compliance with the law, restating that no PDP primary election held outside the approved central venue in Owerri where all the primaries jointly held.

He said that any insinuation that primaries were held out the approved venue is falsehood built on forgery.

It was, however noted that when news of the presentation was broken, celebrations rocked major towns of the Ideato, including Akokwa, Arondizuogu, Osina, Obodoukwu, Isiekenesi, Ntueke, Ofboko, Ugbele, Dikenafai among others.

The presentation of Certificate of Return was also a confirmation that the name of Ikenga had been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the Party.

This move, Ugochinyere supporters said is the path to PDP landslide victory in the Federal Constituency.

Also speaking jointly, an elated PDP Chairman of Ideato South LGA and Ideato North LGA, Chief Sylvester Durukweaku and Chief ThankGod Okeke hailed Ikenga’s victory and said his campaign is a political tsunami and a movement that will see all his challengers losing even at their various Polling Units.