A native doctor, Dr Nnamdi Nwanwuo, has emerged as the flagbearer for the People's Redemption Party (PRP) in the Anambra governorship election.
Nwanwuo returned unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso stepped down.
National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Ali, who announced Nwanwuo as the winner of the primaries, described the election as credible and peaceful.
He also expressed hope of the party defeating the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the governorship election.
Commending other aspirants for stepping down for the candidate, Ali said it was a demonstration of the spirit of sportsmanship and leadership.
"PRP is the only party that recognises the place of people in governance. This country has hope because what we have done today will be on record as far as PRP is concerned."