Dame Jonathan allegedly backs Ekwunife against Umeh for senate Wife of president Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience has allegedly thrown her weight behind the aspiration of the member representing Anaocha, Dunukofia Njikoka federal constitutency, Hon Uche ekwunife to replace Senator Chris Ngige. Blogger Chyddy gathered that Dame Jonathan confirmed this during her recent visit to Anambra State for the 4J rally in support of her husband’s aspiration. According to a source who claims to be in the know, Dame Jonathan had in a secret meeting with some dignitaries after the rally told the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano that Ekwunife is the favoured candidate for the zone. The source said Obiano had wanted to utilize the opportunity of the visit to make a strong case for his new found man-Friday, Chief Victor Umeh whom he is supporting for the senate race when the president’s wife in her usual bluntness made the statement. This website further gathered that the former governor Peter Obi was responsible for the decamping of Uche Ekwunife when it became obvious to him that the duo of Umeh and Obiano were bent on doing him in. Though it was not ascertained whether Obi was responsible for influencing Dame Jonathan to support Ekwunife’s aspiration as a way of spiting Umeh who have taken over the structure of APGA to push for his senatorial ambition. The battle for Anambra Central Senatorial seat will be a tough one with Ngige an incumbent vying on the platform of APC, Ekwunife in PDP and Umeh who has the total support of the governor of the state vying in APGA. A handful of other aspirants in PDP have also indicated interest.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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