Posted by Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia | 4 December 2014 | 2,716 times
Abia State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Emma Nwaka, has tasked candidates for the State House of Assembly election in 2015 to work hard to achieve victory for the party.
While officially releasing the result of the state PDP primaries in his office yesterday, Nwaka maintained that their victories marked the beginning of preparations for the greater contest and said every effort must be made to ensure that PDP clinched the 24 seats in the Abia House of Assembly.
Congratulating the candidates on their victories, Nwaka said: “We must realise that the journey has only just begun. We must not take for granted the fact that we are the dominant party in Abia State. We all must work very hard to prove that our popularity is not a fluke. All hands must therefore be on deck.
“It is only by the collective efforts of the PDP faithful in the state that we can, as we did in 2011, win all the 24 seats in Abia State House of Assembly. We can do it again.
“So, let us do it to enable the incoming governor who invariably will be chosen from PDP stable to have a comfortable majority to work with for the good of Abia.”
The Abia PDP primaries for selecting its candidates for the House of Assembly poll next year was conducted last Saturday. Those of Bende North, Isiala Ngwa South, Ohafia South and Umunneochi state constituencies which were inconclusive had to be conducted in Umuahia last Monday. That Ukwa East was could not be done as the people did not show up but Nwaka told newsmen that the party has ratified the outcome of the primary conducted in Ndoki last Sartuday since it was endorsed by the stakeholders.
The result showed that eight members of the House of Assembly who want to recontest in 2015 emerged as candidates while the rest are 16 new members.
•Photo shows Aia PDP Chairman, Nwaka.
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