The controversy and anxiety over who will fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal constituency may have been put to rest with the emergence of Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu’s name on the list as the Party’s candidate for Aniocha-Oshimili.
Thus, the former member who represented Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, in the Federal House of Representative, has thus been endorsed by the PDP to contest the general elections as its candidate.
Banneronlinenews.com was hinted by reliable sources that Ndudi Elumelu is among the Delta State PDP Candidates, who emerged victorious in the recent party primaries for the Federal Constituency Seats in the state, whose names were duly captured in the list of nominated candidates by the PDP National Working Committee that conducted the primaries and submitted the names to the Independent National Electoral Commission, before the close of submission
on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at Abuja.
The other Delta State PDP nominated Candidates for the Federal Constituency seats are Rt. Hon. Nicholas Mutu (Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency), Ben Ibakpa (Ethiope Federal Constituency), Rt. Hon. Victor Nwaokolo (Ika Federal Constituency) and Leo Ogor (Isoko Federal Constituency).
Also submitted to INEC by the PDP National Working Committee that conducted the Delta PDP primaries, were the names of Ossai Nicholas Ossai (Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency) Efe Afe (Okpe Federal Constituency), Julius Pondi (Burutu Federal Constituency), Samuel Marriere (Ughelli Federal Constituency) and
Thomas Ereyitomi (Warri Federal Constituency)
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu who defeated the PDP incumbent for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Joan Mrakpor in a keenly contested primary election televised worldwide by a National Television Network from Asaba, said that he gave all the glory to God for the victory, pointing out that the inclusion of his name in the list of victorious candidates cleared by INEC to contest the 2019 general elections, has put paid to the rumour making the rounds that he had been dropped by the PDP.
He said that with what has happened now, he is more than ever determined to give
it all that it takes to work towards the victory of the PDP at all levels in the forth coming general election, even as he commended the chairman and members of the National working Committee of the PDP for organizing a credible and transparent primaries for the Party at all levels.
“I want to sincerely thank God for his love for me and the people of
Aniocha Oshimili, He did it before and He has done it again, I give Him all the glory, He is the Alpha and the Omega. The ancient of days, therefore let everyone fear and appreciate the Lord for He is good,” an elated Ndudi Elumelu stated, with great humility.
It would be recalled that the submission of nominated candidate’s names for the 2019 general election expired Thursday 18 October, 2018 as stipulated in the INEC time table for the 2019 general elections.
With the submission of the names to INEC, Rt. Hon. Elumelu and the others are now the standard bearers of the PDP flag for their various Federal Constituencies.