The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday adopted Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the new leader in the south-east zone.
Acting chairman of the PDP in south-east Ali Odefa made this known to newsmen shortly after the party’s meeting in Enugu.
Ugwuanyi was adopted the leader following the defection of the South East Governors’ Forum’s chairman Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last November.
Odefa said the party adopted Ugwuanyi because of his commitment to the party.
”We unanimously adopted Governor Ugwuanyi as leader of PDP in the south-east zone because of his immeasurable contributions in the region.
”We are sure and satisfied that he will lead south-east PDP to success,” he said.
Speaking on the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Odefa said that the party was putting heads together to ensure success in the election.