By Magnus Aluma Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President and gubernatorial contender in Enugu State on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, Ike Ekweremadu...
By Magnus Aluma
Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President and gubernatorial contender in Enugu State on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, Ike Ekweremadu has officially bowed out of the race.
A statement signed by Senator Ekweremadu and made available to newsmen in Enugu, indicates that his decision to quit the race was as a result of his wide consultations with stakeholders of the PDP and the elders of Enugu State.
Africanewscircle reports that senator Ekweremadu joined the race to the Enugu Lion Building, over two years ago, with the expressed “vision to enthrone an efficient service delivery and inspire other states in the delivery of impressive governance”.
“We were determined to provide jobs to our people, to keep them from the temptation to commit crimes for four years, our economy would have changed for better”, he stated.
Continuing, he said: “We had plans to secure our state using digital technology and a well equiped security and public safety coordination center, with adequate manpower.
The statement further revealed that Ekweremadu’s withdrawal was largely due to his interest in the peace and unity of Enugu State and the south east, which was paramount in his consultations with the elders of the PDP across Nigeria and in the diaspora.
It was also gathered that part of Ekweremadu’s reasons to drop his gubernatorial ambition is the current security situation in the South East, as his insistence would create a combustive political environment and endanger the lives of people.
Recall that Senator Ike Ekweremadu had earlier congratulated the PDP gubernatorial flag bearer in Enugu State, Barrister Peter Mbah.