Daily Metro News NG
A Former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has withdrawn from the Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election holding today.
His withdrawal came after two other aspirants, Capt. Evarest Nnaji and Denge Joseph Onoh has earlier declared their non-participation in 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 of the state, Chief Chimaraoke Nnamani.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Director-General of Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, Hon. Charles Ogbo Asogwa, but Ekweremadu did not state any 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”.