Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, has withdrawn from the contest for the State Government House.
In a statement released by his campaign organization on Wednesday, the former Deputy Senate President announced his withdrawal from the PDP governorship race.
This comes a day after Senator Jim Nwobodo, the former governor of Old Anambra State, proclaimed that Dr Peter Mbah will be the future governor of Enugu State.
According to the statement, the organization has advised supporters of the legislator not to attend the party’s governorship primary today (Wednesday).
The senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District in the Senate, according to the statement, will unveil his next political move in the coming days and encouraged his followers to stay calm.
According to the campaign organization, Ekweremadu has endorsed Peter Mbah to succeed state Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in 2023.
The statement reads: “I wish to inform our supporters and Nigerians that the former Deputy President of the Senate and foremost governorship aspirant in Enugu State, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, will not be participating in the PDP governorship primary election scheduled for this Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
“Meanwhile, we continue to trust God as we appreciate our teeming supporters and the good people of Enugu State for the enormous goodwill they have ceaselessly invested in the actualisation of the “Pathway to a New Enugu State”.
“We urge them to remain peaceful and be assured that we will keep them abreast of our decision on the way forward.”
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