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Valentine Ozigbo emerges PDP governorship candidate in Anambra

Mr. Valentine Chineto Ozigbo has won the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primaries in Anambra State.

The immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Trancorp Hotels PLC beat several other candidates in a landslide to clinch the governorship ticket of PDP for the November election in Anambra State.

The accreditation and voting process commenced aound 5 pm on Saturday 26th, June and ended by 10.30 pm with following results:

Walter Okeke – 2
Chidi Onyemelukwe — 2
Valentine Ozigbo — 62
Uche Ekwunife — 44
Winston Udeh — 12
Godwin Maduka — 5
Obiora Okonkwo — 58
Chris Azubogu — 10
Genevieve Ekwochi — 3

Void votes – 3

Ozigbo who hails served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels PLC from October 2011 – December 2018. In this role, he provided strategic direction and drove the execution of key strategic goals of the company and its projects under management which included business expansion, merger and acquisition opportunities, business improvements, upgrade and renovations.

He was also responsible for developing five new projects worth over $500 million including two hotels in Lagos and Port Harcourt, a 5000-capacity conference facility, luxury apartments and the upgrade of existing hotels with additional retail facilities.

Previously, Ozigbo worked in the banking sector, racking up over 17 years in experience with NAL Merchant Bank, Diamond Bank, Continental Trust Bank, FSB International Bank, Standard Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa and Bank PHB.

As CEO of Transcorp Hotels, he oversaw the hotel’s expansion to other cities across Nigeria and a consolidation of its status as the leading hotel in the country. Under him, the company announced an N8 billion initial public offering (IPO) in 2014, which was oversubscribed.

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