By Aaron Ossai
National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has cleared Opposition Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere to contest for the House of Representatives seat and has also issued him with a Certificate of Qualification which is the highest level of clearance for any candidate to contest election in the Party.
The Party issued the Certificate to Ikenga Ugochinyere after examination of the controversial circumstances of reports of his disqualification despite the existence of Panel reports by both the Screening Committee and Screening Appeal Committee that he was duly cleared to contest the election.
The NWC had resolved that going by records in the Party Secretariat that Mr. Ugochinyere was cleared and that reports of his purported disqualification were mere fabrications and rumours from adversaries who are scared of his impending victory and no from any national officer of the Party or indeed the Party.
While reaction to the presentation of the Certificate of Qualification, Ikenga Ugochinyere hailed the PDP leadership led by Sen. Iyorchia Ayu for the presenting him with the certificate which clears the pathway for him to contest the primaries describing the act as evidence of Sen. Ayu’s commitment to a transparent, free and fair process.
Ugochinyere further thanked party at both the State and Local Government and also the Nigerian public for their support and confidence which they reposed in him pledging that he would ensure he does not disappoint the people.
He also expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious at the Party primaries and also vowed to lead the PDP to landslide victory in the Federal Constituency at the general election
Furthermore, reports from Ideato North and Ideato South Local Government Areas which were thrown into a frenzy when news of the clearance of Ikenga broke indicates that Party leaders are planning a rousing reception for him when he arrives the state on Sunday as he is seen as the hero who fought the fight to sustain and stabilize the established structure of the Party in the state against external aggression.