Enugu: Ekweremadu Jettisons Governorship Ambition, To Announce Next Move

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, Senator  Ike Ekweremadu has withdrawn from the race to occupy the State Government House.

The former Deputy Senate President withdrew his participation from the PDP governorship primary in a statement by his Campaign Organisation issued on Wednesday.

This comes a day after the former governor of Old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, announced that Dr Peter Mbah has been adopted as the next governor of Enugu State.

According to the statement, the organisation asked the supporters of the lawmaker not to expect him at the governorship primary of the party scheduled for today (Wednesday).

The statement said the Senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District in the Senate would reveal his next political move in the coming days and urged his supporters to remain peaceful.

The campaign organisation also denied reports that Ekweremadu had backed Peter Mbah to succeed the 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.”

This article was originally published on Nigeria News