Former member representing Aniocha Oshimili Federal Constituency at
the National Assembly, Mr. Ndudi Elimelu, is set to grab the 2019
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for a come back to the National
It was reliably gathered that PDP caucus in the state had
recently met at the instance of the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa,
with decision allegedly taken for Elumelu to take over from Mrs.
Mrakpor Joan Onyemaechi, who currently represents the Aniocha/Oshimili
Constituency. While Mrs. Mrakpor was allegedly drafted to take over
from Barr. Peter Nwanboushi, who represents Delta North Senatorial
district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, strong
indications are that the fight for Mrs. Mrakpor getting the senatorial
ticket might be tougher even though she was alleged to have been
endorsed by the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. Investigation
revealed that with serious horse trading ahead of the 2019 “PDP
mafias’ have allegedly vowed that it will not be business as usual,
especially seats for the National Assembles.
At the meeting, presided over the Party Chairman in the area, Prince
Victor Egbune, was held at the PDP Secretariat at Issele-Uku, the
administrative head quarters of the local government area. It was
attended by Chieftain of the Party in the Area that included Chief
Nkem Okwuofu, Hon. Engr. Emeka Nwaobi, Hon. Barr. Kress Njiokwuemeni,
Mr. Sunday Nwaebuni, Chief Barr. Josephine Kachikwu, Barr. Andrew
Odum, Hon. Chuks Oseme, Chief Junaty Okwudi, Ogbuefi Nnamdi Mohanye,
Chief Val Okafor and Mr. Emma Chinye among others.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Elumelu said that the meeting, which was
at his instance was to felicitate with the party over the Supreme
Court Judgment that affirmed the leadership of the Markafi-led
National Caretaker Committee of the Party, adding that since after the
congress that brought the Party Executives in the area, he has not
been able to come with a view to congratulating them.
“You know you are the ones that supported me when I went for the House
of Representatives, and when I came back, I was to see you, but we
went into the issue of the congress and when we were about to
congratulate you the issue of the court process cropped in, “But God
did it in his own way and it became pertinent for me to come to at
least identify with the party and to appreciate God as well as commend
you for keeping PDP in Aniocha North intact while the distraction
lasted.” he stated.