Ekweremadu withdraws from Enugu guber race

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Ike Ekweremadu, Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area

Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President has withdrawn from the Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election.

Two other aspirants, Capt. Everest Nnaji and Denge Joseph Onoh from the race, therefore paving the way for the emergence of Mr Peter Mbah a businessman and former Chief of Staff to former Governor Chimaraoke Nnamani.

Charles Ogbo Asogwa, the Director-General of Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, in a statement did not give the reason for his withdrawal.

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

“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,” the statement read.

“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”.