As the deadline for completing the filing the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship and deputy governorship candidates draws near, indications have emerged from the Oseloka Obaze campaign organisation that seven persons have been shortlisted for the position.
The list includes five men and two women, who were all drawn from South and Central senatorial districts of the state. Vanguard gathered that the deputy-governorship pre-designates were Anglicans and reportedly had the support of the Anglican Church hierarchy.
The PDP candidate is a Catholic. According to the source, all those shortlisted were core PDP members. Obaze emerged the candidate of PDP on 28 August 2017 governorship primary which was contested by seven persons, with Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State as the returning officer, Vanguard reported.