Emeka Ihedioha pulls out of Imo gubernatorial race2 min read
Former governor of Imo State who was unceremoniously booted out of office by the Supreme Court, Emeka Ihedioha, has announced his official withdrawal from the Imo State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship race.
Ihedioha made his decision public in a letter addressed to the suspended former National Chairman of the party, senator Iyiorchia Ayu, on Tuesday.
He said, “As I turned 58 years last Friday, March 24, I had cause to reflect on so many things, including the state of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
“Having been a member since its formation in 1998, I align myself with the request made by our state chapter to the National Working Committee (NWC) for a consensus choice of the candidate regarding the 2023 Governorship primaries.
“In the interest of harmony and unity of the Party, I have elected to make the personal sacrifice of withdrawing from further participation in the processes leading to the emergence of the gubernatorial candidate.
“This decision was not taken lightly. My commitment to the service of our people has never been in doubt.
“And I am sure many of those who have, on their own, already started mobilizing for me in Imo State will be disappointed.
“I sincerely seek their understanding and that of associates, admirers and particularly the electorates who have over the years aligned themselves and identified with my political aspirations.
“I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to have served my various constituencies both as a legislator and Governor. I am also proud of the positive impact I made, particularly in the seven months I served as the Governor of Imo State