Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday withdrew his aspiration to be the next Enugu State governor as he announced his pulling out from the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) being held today, May 25.
The announcement, which came on the day of the election to select PDP’s candidate for the 2023 governorship elections, was contained in a statement by the Director General of Ekweremadu’s Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, Ogbo Asogwa.
Asogwa 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.
“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.”
When this report was filed, the reason Ekweremadu withdrew from the exercise was not known.