The Ebonyi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has endorsed Sen. Micheal Amah-Nnachi for the forthcoming Ebonyi South senatorial re-run.
The All Progressives Congress Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi, was until his appointment by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu the senator, who represented the zone. A re-run to fill the vacant seat has been slated for February 3, 2024.
The PDP, in a statement on Monday said its choice for Sen. Amah-Nnachi was predicated upon his firmness and steadfastness when it had tough times in the state and beyond.
The statement, signed and issued by the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the PDP in the 2023 elections, Sen. Paulinus Igwenwagu, observed Amah-Nnachi had strong leadership qualities and large followership.
The statement read in part, “The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii greets our dear party members and commends our teeming members for their steadfastness and support to the progress of our party and great party and especially the good people of Ebonyi South Senatorial District.
“Let me reiterate firmly the resolution of the our great party to support our candidate, Senator Michael Amah-Nnachi for the forthcoming bye-election in Ebonyi South Senatorial District. This position premised upon the fact that he remains our best foot forward; Sen. Nnachi as our candidate in the 2023 general elections despite the evil machinations, violence against our people and gang-up against our great party stood firm and strong throughout the electioneering process, and he stood firm with our party throughout the judicial processes till date. Also, Senator Michael Amah-Nnachi remains our candidate in line with the well-thought zoning arrangement of our great, the PDP as agreed by our stakeholders.
“Today, being January 8, 2024 our delegates in Ebonyi South Senatorial District will once again affirm the choice of our great party, Senator Michael Amah-Nnachi as the candidate of our great party for the scheduled bye-election for Ebonyi South Senatorial District.
“It is important that our teeming members understand that it is still the same election and therefore, there is no need changing our best for the election.
Senator Michael Amah-Nnachi remains the candidate of the PDP for Ebonyi South Senatorial Candidate for the February 3, 2024 bye-election.
“As we thank our dear teeming members and supporters for their steadfastness, dedicated support and firm belief in our dear party, we urge all members of the party to unite in pursuit of this imminent victory as Sen Amah-Nnachi remains the strongest candidate for our dear party.
With Distinguished Senator Amah-Nnachi our dear party stands the strongest chance to reclaim our stolen Senate mandate in Ebonyi South Senatorial District.”