Hon Emeka Ihedioha Withdraws From Imo State Governorship Race

The former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has withdrawn from the forthcoming Imo State Governorship race scheduled to hold in November.

Recall that in January 2020, the Supreme Court sacked the former Speaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State after barely seven months in office.

Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha had early declared interest to re-contest the elections ahead of the November 11 gubernatorial elections in the State.

In a letter dated March 27, Emeka Ihedioha informed the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of his interest to withdraw from the governorship race.

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He indicated that he aligns himself with the request made by the state chapter to the National Working Committee (NWC) for a ‘consensus candidate’ in the State. Check the full letter below;


“As I turned 58 years old 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 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 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.”

Thank you and God bless!

Emeka Ihedioha, CON.

Emeka Ihedioha

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