Politics

Ex-Anambra Gov, Ezeife Dumps Ekwunife, Endorses Ozigbo

PDP matters

Former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife has endorsed Mr Valentine Ezeife as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ezeife who was known to be a staunch supporter of another governorship aspirant, Mrs Uche Ekwunife is said to have dumped her for Ozigbo.

Ozigbo who shared the testimony of his endorsement for him said he was invited into the home of the former governor and offered his prayers.

A source told our correspondent that the former governor may have dumped her adopted daughter Ekwunife after indications became clear that the party may have shifted support away from her.

Ozigbo who shared the experience of his endorsement said :

This week, I received the fatherly blessings and endorsement of Anambra’s first Executive Governor, His Excellency, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike Ndigbo.

It was a humbling experience for a man like Okwadike, whom I hold in the highest esteem, to invite me to his home and add his prayers to my life. I was particularly moved when he revealed that he had already decided to endorse my candidacy without me knowing.

On Monday, I formally received His Excellency’s endorsement ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) primary. I am so grateful to Okwadike for his love, mentorship, courage, and leadership.

As I told him in the presence of his wife, Her Excellency Mrs Grace Ezeife, his son, Engr. Ebubedike Ezeife, and all the other prominent sons and daughters of Anambra who witnessed this special occasion, I will not let him down; I will make him and all Ndi Anambra proud.

I am also grateful to AVM Canice Umenwaliri (Rtd), former Minister of Communications, Chief Edozie Ezeugwa, a security consultant, Hajia Halilu, National Market Woman Secretary-General, Engr. Nwachukwu Okeke, Engr. Chris Umenwaliri, Mr Tagbo Okeke, Mrs Ifeyinwa Ezenwa, a respected market leader, and others, for their love and support.

I consider myself abundantly blessed by God. All that has happened to me, I attribute all to the grace of God in my life. This Grace will take us to victory at my party’s primary holding in a few days.

Ifeizu

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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