The immediate past chairman of the Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Ben Nwoye, on Friday endorsed the gubernatorial ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr. Peter Mbah.
Nwoye, who gave the endorsement at the zonal endorsement rally organised by the people of Enugu East Senatorial Zone for Mbah at Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu, said though he was a member of APC, he was overwhelmed by Mbah’s campaign manifesto that indeed he meant well for Enugu people.
The former APC boss who said he represented a former President of the Senate, Chief Ken Nnamani at the occasion, noted that leadership choice should not be based on party, “but on the basis of what one can offer.”
According to him, “I am from APC, but my members and I will vote for Peter Mbah.”
Nwoye who is a strong supporter of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said once they finished with the presidential election, they would turn everything over to Peter Mbah.
“After March 25, we are going to turn everything over to Peter Mbah.”
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was a special guest, said by endorsing Mbah to succeed him, he had thus fulfilled the request the Enugu East Senatorial Zone made to him in 2021 that his successor should come from the zone.
“I avail myself the opportunity to tell the people to go and collect their PVCs to show support for Mbah. Mobilise your people to procure their PVCs,” he urged the party leaders and community leaders from the zone and beyond.
In his speech, a former governor of old Anambra state, Chief Jim Nwobodo, expressed optimism that Mbah would “win because since the return to democracy in 1999, PDP has never lost an election in the state.”
“When you talk about Enugu, you talk about PDP. PDP Enugu is one party that has never lost an election since it started. I believe that we already have a governor of PDP, Peter Mbah,” Nwobodo said.