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Ekweremadu, Nnaji, Onoh Withdraw From Enugu Governorship Race

No fewer than three governorship aspirants have withdrawn from Wednesday’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary election in Enugu State.

Ekweremadu’s letter of withdrawal, released few hours to the primary, was signed by Hon. Charles Asogwa, the Director-General, Ikeoha Campaign Organisation.

He said, “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.”

Similarly, Captain Everest Nnaji and Joseph Onoh have announced their withdrawal from the race.

Onoh announced that he was not backing Mr. Peter Mba who he said is Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s choice.

Recall that a former governor of old Anambra State Senator Jim Nwobodo had on Tuesday announced that Enugu East Senatorial zone had adopted Dr Peter Mbah as the next governor of Enugu State.

He said that Senator Ekweremadu had given his support for Peter Mbah to succeed Ugwuanyi, although the governor had yet openly endorsed anybody as his successor.

However, Ekweremadu campaign organisation said in a reaction that it was false.

But on Wednesday morning it made a U-turn and issued a statement titled “Senator Ekweremadu won’t participate in PDP primary election”.

It read, “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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