The member representing Igbo Eze North /Udenu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Ifeanyi Ugwanyi, has been selected by Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State to succeed him in 2015.
Ugwanyi was said to have been chosen at a meeting presided by Chime in Enugu last night.
It was gathered that after the pro-Jonathan rally at Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on Thursday, PDP caucus members were summoned meet for the selection which took place at the Government House.
A Source revealed that at the meeting, that Chime moved the motion for the adoption of Ugwuanyi to succeed him in office.
His motion was seconded by Chief Goodsmark Ugwu prompting the party state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Vita Abba to throw his weight behind the governor’s position. According to the source, Chief Abba said, “ having served the party for several years. I will align myself with the position of the governor and am stepping down for Mr. Ugwuanyi.”
However, the source further revealed that there were strident dissenting voices at the meeting as other aspirants described the governor’s unilateral imposition of a candidate on the party as dictatorial as it would breed indiscipline.
The latest development could however, further widen the crack within the party though the governor was said to have instructed Mr. Ugwuanyi to embark on a reconciliation tour with other aggrieved members from Enugu-North senatorial district were the party governorship ticket was zoned to.
Ugwanyi holds a Bachelors Degree on Emergency and Disaster Management