Dr. Stephen Mbah yesterday emerged as the Anambra State governorship candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) during its primary which was held in Awka, the state capital.
The chairman of the party’s screening committee, Humphrey Alaso said Mbah, a pharmacist, was the sole aspirant for the party primary as his opponent, Professor Jide Jesus did not purchase his nomination form.
During the primary, accreditation started by 12:00 pm and was closely monitored by a representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Out of 253 delegates drawn from the 21 council areas in the state, 252 voted for Mbah and he was declared winner.
The Abia State chairman of the PRP, Chief Godwin Kanu represented the national executive. He said that the party has come to stay in Anambra and is poised to take over the Government House, Awka. The party adopted option A4 in the exercise and was described by party members as the fairest primary election in Anambra for the November poll.
In his acceptance speech, Dr Mbah thanked the delegates and appealed for their support for the victory of the party.
He said his administration would focus on complete security, free education at all levels, food security, free anti natal for mothers, among other democracy dividends.