Emeka Ihedioha Withdraws from Imo Governorship Race, Gives Reason

Emeka Ihedioha Withdraws from Imo Governorship Race, Gives Reason

  • The former governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha, has made an unexpected decision by withdrawing from the PDP's Imo governorship primary
  • Ihedioha had purchased the party's guber form and had been screened and cleared to participate in the primary
  • The former governor said he decided to withdraw based on his personal sacrifice for a consensus candidate to emerge

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Imo state - Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo, has withdrawn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship primary in the southeast state.

Recall that Ihedioha was screened and cleared a few days ago by the PDP to contest the party’s primary ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo state.

Emeka Ihedioha/Imo Governorshp Race/PDP Primary
In a shocking move, Emeka Ihedioha withdraws from the Imo governorship race. Photo credit: Emeka Ihedioha
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However, in a letter dated March 27, 2023, Ihedioha informed the PDP leadership of his “personal sacrifice” for a “consensus candidate” by the party, Channels TV reported.

2023: Okigwe stakeholders call on Ihedioha to contest for Imo guber

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that stakeholders from the six local governments in Okigwe on Sunday, November 27, 2022, called on Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha to join the 2023 Imo governorship race.

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The stakeholders made the demand when they visited the Mbutu Mbaise residence of the former governor.

They declared that apart from Late Sam Mbakwe, no other Imo governor has shown great interest in the development of the Okigwe Zone asides from Ihedioha. The stakeholders also in a unanimous decision pledged to mobilize human and financial resources to support the reelection of Ihedioha as governor of Imo state come 2023.

Police summon Emeka Ihedioha, Gerald Irona, Ikenga Ugochinyere over murder allegations

In another report, the Imo police command summoned the immediate past governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha; his deputy, Gerald Irona; and the spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties, Ikenga Ugochinyere, for alleged murder, kidnapping and arson.

A letter of invitation addressed to the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Charles Ugwu, and signed by the state’s deputy commissioner of police in charge of administration, Ukachi Opara, asked the PDP chairman to produce the trio on Thursday, March 16.

The letter dated Monday, March 13, was titled 'Re: Case of murder, kidnapping and arson.'

Source: Legit.ng

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