With their successful screening and clearance by the PDP Governorship Screening Committee in Enugu, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha and Senator Samuel Anyanwu are now set for the final push to grab the party’s governorship ticket.
The social media was abuzz on Saturday afternoon as both aspirants were pictured separately during their screening and clearance by the commitee in Enugu.
The camps of the two aspirants had engaged in a scramble for delegates during the 3 man ad hoc delegates election that will take part in the primaries alongside the statutory delegates.
The list of delegates to the primaries may surface on Monday according to party sources who spoke to this newspaper on condition of anonymity.
The list of delegates from the state chapter of the party to the national convention came up last week.
With less than a week to the guber primaries, there are indications that one of the aspirants in the contest may step down for one of the frontline aspirants.This could not be verified as at the time of filing this report.
The race for Imo PDP Governorship ticket is clearly a two horse race between Ihedioha and Senator Anyanwu. Whoever emerges as the governorship candidate flies the party’s flag in the 2019 governorship election in the State.
With their successful screening and clearance, analysts say the battle now moves to lobbying the delegates who hold the ace and are the determinant factors on who carries the day.