Former member, who represented Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, in the Federal House of Representative, Rt. Hon. 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.
His name emerged among the names duly captured in the list of nominated candidates by the PDP national working committee that conducted the primaries and submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the close of submission on Thursday 18th October, 2018 in Abuja.
The other Delta state PDP nominated candidates for the federal constituency seats include 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 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)
Disclosing this to journalist in Abuja, Elumelu who defeated the PDP incumbent for the Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, 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 his eventual emergence.
He added 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 all that it takes to work towards the victory of the PDP at all levels in the forth coming general elections, 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 Elumelu stated, with great humility.
It would be recalled that the submission of nominated candidates’ 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, Elumelu and others are now the standard bearers for the PDP flag for their various federal constituencies which included Elumelu’s Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency.