Godwin Maduka, One of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the Anambra State governorship election was completely disoriented yesterday during the Party primaries.
Dr. Godwin Maduka is a US-based medical doctor and founder of the Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Centre.
According to reports, during the PDP primaries held yesterday at Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Center, Awka, Godwin Maduka found out that ten of his campaign officials had made away with $450,000 (₦225,000,000) – money meant to allegedly bribe the party Super Delegates.
An eye-witness at the scene of the PDP guber primary holding on Saturday, June 26, 2021, told TheTrent that Dr Maduka had earmarked $45,000 as a bribe to give to the super delegates from each local government.
The source further revealed that about 10 of his staff reportedly collected the cash from him at the hotel where he was lodging and became unreachable later on.
“Lion (Dr Maduka) is fuming right now. Some of his guys just disappeared into thin air with his money. I think they see it as their only chance to get anything out of Maduka,” the eyewitness, a staff of the PDP at the Abuja headquarters told our report.
“I believe they acted because things are not looking good for him as he does not have the required delegates to swing the primary in his favour.
“They must have connived to run away with the money because their numbers have been switched off,” the source revealed.
Multiple sources confirm that Maduka was seen at the event ground at about 5.17pm pacing up and down on the phone and screaming at anybody who approached him.
TheTrent however, revealed that, Dr Maduka’s coordinators made away with funds meant for Anaocha, Aguata, Awka North, Awka South, Oyi, Ihiala, Idemili North, Idemili South, Ogbaru and Ekwusigo local governments.
Meanwhile, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, emerged as the winner of the Anambra State PDP primaries.
Announcing the results, the head of the electoral panel, His Excellency Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, revealed that Ozigbo polled a total of 62 to win the primary. He led his nearest contender, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, who scored 58 votes and Senator Uche Ekwunife who polled 44 votes.