The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.
Acting Chairman of the PDP in South East, Ali Odefa, made this known to newsmen shortly after its meeting in the state.
He said Ugwuanyi was adopted as the leader following the defection of the South East Governors’ Forum’s Chairman and Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Odefa said that the party adopted Ugwuanyi because of his commitment to the party and his immeasurable contributions to the region.
He said that the party considered the governor’s outstanding performance in office and in a consensus, adopted him as leader of the party.
”We unanimously adopted Gov Ugwuanyi as leader of PDP in the South East zone because of his immeasurable contributions in the region.
”We are sure and satisfied that he will lead South East PDP to success,” he said.
Speaking on the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Odefa said that the party was putting heads together to ensure success in the election.
”PDP South East is putting its house in order, we are drawing and calculating, and at the fullest of time, the successes will announce the effort we have made so far, ” Odefa said.