Politics

BREAKING: The PDP has cancelled the delegate election that was supposed to take place in Edo state due to the reported kidnapping of officials who were supposed to oversee the election.

Bishop Amakiri, the National Chairman of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), expressed his joy and appreciation following the recent triumph in the Anambra rerun elections.

Recall, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, officially declared two YPP members, Peter Uzokwe and Chinwe Nnabuife, winners in their respective federal constituencies.

At the INEC office in Nnewi North Local Government Secretariat, the returning officer, Prof. Charles Nweke, declared Uzokwe victorious with 25,518 votes, securing a remarkable win. Notably, Uchenna Elodimuo, the current member representing the constituency and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, closely followed with 25,412 votes.

The detailed results revealed YPP’s dominance in various wards, including Otolo Ward 1, Otolo Ward 2, Otolo Ward 3, Uruagu Ward 1, Uruagu Ward 2, Umudim Ward 1, Umudim Ward 2, Nnewichi Ward 1, and Nnewichi Ward 2. Meanwhile, the APGA candidate secured victory solely in Uruagu Ward 3.

In an interview on Channels TV Sunrise Daily, Bishop Amakiri praised the INEC officials for their dedication, emphasizing the significant progress witnessed in the electoral process. He acknowledged the positive shift, noting that previously, it seemed impossible for a party like YPP to clinch victory, indicating a noteworthy transformation in the political landscape. Amakiri concluded by giving the election process a commendable score of 30 out of 50.

In his words; “I must commend the INEC officials who actually stood because let’s be realistic, I will say we have moved from one level to another. Before, there’s no way a party like YPP can win an election. It means there’s a process ongoing. So I will say if I’m to score (this election process) I will give 30 over 50.”