The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on foreign affairs and member representing Bende Federal Constituency at the Hon Nnenna Ukeje-Elendu has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives primary election.
Business man, Chief Chima Anyanso, yesterday defeated him to become the PDP’s flag bearer for the 2019 election.According to results announced by the returning officer, Hon. Sam Ejekwu, Anyanso polled 82 votes against 70 by Ukeje while Paul Chikezie Mba polled 6 delegate votes. Prince Chima Onyegbu polled 3 votes while Nwokocha Chidiebere received no vote.
Responding to the announcement, Ukeje, a three-term House member and one of Abia’s finest legislators in the green chamber, congratulated Anyanso and wished him victory during the main election.
According to her, “The election is transparent, peaceful and fair. I am so happy for the way it played out. Democracy is supposed to emanate from the people and that has just happened.
“I have served my people for 12 years and they have seen a fine young man in Chima and feel otherwise. I, therefore, congratulate Chima for this victory and enjoin him to continue from where I stopped. I am a proud member of PDP and will not jettison my party. Democracy has played out.”