Damilola Aina, Abuja
Daily Courier – A lawyer and financial analyst, Mr. Peter Mbah has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate for the 2023 general election in Enugu State.
Mbah, former Chief of Staff to then Governor Chimaroke Nnamani, emerged victorious during the Party’s primary election conducted on Wednesday at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.
He was also a former Commissioner for finance under the same Chimaroke’s then administration.
Speaking after his victory, the industralist promised to build on the achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration and serve the people of Enugu State with “humility and moderation, openness and inclusiveness, and simplicity and forthrightness”.
He also expressed profound gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for enhancing the democratic process of his emergence, assuring the governor that “posterity indeed will reserve a noble seat for you (Ugwuanyi) when the history of this state is written”.
Thanking the delegates and other party members for their overwhelming support and solidarity, Barr. Mbah applauded the members of the PDP Governorship Electoral Panel from the party’s National Working Committee as well as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by the Enugu State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Emeka Joseph Ononamadu, for their immense contributions to the peaceful and transparent conduct of the exercise.
The Enugu PDP governorship candidate appreciated Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo for the fatherly role he played during his consultations, disclosing that “Jim as he is fondly called continues to remind us that this is a brotherly affair and this is what we are witnessing here today”.
Barr. Mbah equally thanked his co-aspirants especially “those eight aspirants who ceded their ambition for me” for their understanding, cooperation and sacrifices.