Enugu 2023: Senator Ekweremadu withdraws from governorship race

Written by on May 25, 2022

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has withdrawn from the Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election holding today.

His non-participation followed the withdrawal of two other aspirants, Capt. Evarest Nnaji and Denge Joseph Onoh from the race.

The withdrawal is paving the way for the emergence of Mr. Peter Mbah a businessman and former Chief of Staff to former Governor Chimaraoke Nnamani.

In a statement by Director-General of Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, Hon. Charles Ogbo Asogwa, Ekweremadu did not give reason for his withdrawal.

He however promised to keep his supporters abreast of his next decision.

The statement reads: “We 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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