Emeka Ihedioha Withdraws From Imo PDP Governorship Race

By Damilare Adeleye

Former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has pulled out of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primaries.

In a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Ihedioha cited the interest of the party as his reason for the unexpected withdrawal.

Recall that Ihedioha had served as governor of the state for seven months before the Supreme Court returned Hope Uzodimma as winner of the 2019 governorship election.

Announcing his withdrawal from the governorship race, he said: “In the interest of harmony and unity of the Party, I have decided to make the personal sacrifice of withdrawing from further participation in the processes leading to the emergence of the gubernatorial candidate.”

He also appealed to supporters to understand and accept his decision, lamenting that those who have started mobilizing for him may be disappointed.

“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,” Ihedioha added.