Ebonyi South: I’m in the race to win, PDP candidate declares

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for February 3 bye-election in the South Senatorial zone, Barrister Silas Onu, has said he his in the race to win.

The Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC) had fixed February 3rd for the bye-election to replace the vacant position created by the resignation of the Minister for Works, Dave Umahi.

Onu according to a statement sent to Blueprint on Tuesday by his aide, disclosed his intention to win the bye-election during a meeting with PDP ward executives across the five (5) Local Government area in Ebonyi south at his country home, Amenu Uburu, in Ohaozara LGA.

He said the purpose of the meeting as noted in the statement was to lay the fundamentals for PDP Campaign activities across the LGAs

The statement further reads, “Speaking with the Ward executives, the PDP senatorial candidate, Barr Onu expressed his readiness for the forthcoming election in the zone and assured them that he is in the race to win.

“He also thanked the Ward executives and his supporters across the zone for standing firmly and believing in him and the PDP, even as opposition parties spread falsehood about PDP not having a candidate.

“Barr. Silas Onu also used the opportunity to task the Ward leaders and other critical stakeholders to continue preaching the gospel of PDP in their wards and polling units level, reaching out to the local voter’s in their pulling unit, encourage them to come out en masse and vote for PDP for their vote will count on this election bring the change they desire in the zone”.