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Ex-Imo governor, Ohakim quits partisan politics

By The Citizen
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Former Governor of Imo State,  Dr. Ikedi Ohakim has formally announced his temporary withdrawal from partisan politics and his desire to pursue other idealistic ventures that would add value to society.

Ohakimn who addressed political associates and PDP faithful in his Burma Retreat country home Sunday, lamented Nigeria's sad departure from politics of ideas to politics of vendetta and brigandage.

In the text of his address, the former governor said: 'In view of the current situation, I have come to the sad conclusion that I will no longer be able to be part of this circus in the political arena for the time being. I am by this statement announcing my temporary withdrawal from active participation in partisan politics.'

Noting that the political class may have learnt nothing from the outcome of the 2015 general elections which showed that people's preferences must count, Ohakim said it was regrettable that in the last one year, nearly every election was characterised by brigandage and hooliganism.