GOVERNORSHIP Candidate, Senator Obinna Ogba, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party has picked Dr. Oliver Osi, the Lawmaker representing Ivo State Constituency in Ebonyi State House of Assembly as his running mate in the 2023 governorship election
Senator Ogba disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday in Ebonyi State while he explained that the nomination of the State House of Assembly lawmaker will strengthen the political value of the PDP’s ticket in the state.
Meanwhile, in a letter dated June 22, 2022, addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) Iyiocha Ayo, and received by the National Organizing Secretary on June 23, 2022, Senator Ogba stated that the nomination was in compliance with section 187, (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
“The Electoral Guidelines and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Guideline, I write to convey my nomination of Hon. Dr. Oliver O. Osi as the deputy governorship candidate of our great party in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
“His nomination is the outcome of detailed and wide-ranging consultations with party stakeholders in the state. I do not doubt that his inclusion will add strong electoral value to our ticket.
“Hon. Dr. Oliver O. Osi is an astute party loyalist who was born on the 21st of March 1970. He was elected councilor representing the ward (Amagu) from 2011-2013 and subsequently elected member representing Ivo constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly from 2015 till date.
“He is currently the Chairman, House Committee on Capital Territory and Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Health.” Ogba disclosed.