BREAKING: Ekweremadu withdraws from Enugu governorship race
Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has pulled out from the Enugu State governorship race. Ekweremadu said he would not partake in moment’s governorship primary election of the People’s Democratic Party in Enugu State. This was contained in a statement made available to our intelligencer on Wednesday morning by his crusade organisation.
Ekweremadu, who is presently representing Enugu West Senatorial District at the Senate, was a foremost governorship seeker in the land before declaring his retirement. On Tuesday, the formerly governor of old Anambra State Senator Jim Nwobodo had given out that Enugu East Senatorial zone had taken up Dr Peter Mbah as the coming governor of Enugu State.
He also said that Senator Ekweremadu had given his support for Peter Mbah to succeed Ugwuanyi, although the governor had yet openly supported anybody as his successor. Still, in a nippy response, Ekweremadu campaign organisation said it was false. But on Wednesday morning, in what appeared a new twist, the campaign organisation issued a statement named “Senator Ekweremadu won’t partake in PDP primary election”. The statement scribbled by Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, Hon Charles Asogwa, read “I wish to inform our allies 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 listed for this Wednesday, May 25, 2022. “Meanwhile, we continue to trust God as we appreciate our bulging backers 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 prompt them to remain peaceful and be assured that we will keep them abreast of our decision on the way forward.”