By Chimezie Anaso
Awka – No fewer than 450 delegates from the 326 wards in Anambra will participate in the governorship primary election of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) scheduled for Sept. 30.
The Chairman of the party in the state, Chief Sam Oraegbunam, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.
Oraegbunam, who is also seeking the party’s nomination to fly its flag in the Nov. 18 election, said logistics had been put in place for a hitch-free primary.
He said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, including the Police, had been duly informed of the exercise.
The chairman said that the congresses conducted by the party at the wards were transparent, and that only delegates elected from the congresses would participate in the primary election.
“We have informed the relevant agencies to come and observe what HDP is going to do on Wednesday; it is going to be one of the best primary elections in recent time.
“Our party is ready; the delegates know themselves, so there will not be issues unless people from outside want to cause trouble, and that is why the security agencies will be there and I am sure they will be very professional,” he said.
Oraegbunam maintained that HDP had grassroots support, saying that winner from the party’s primary had great chance of winning the governorship election.