Former governor of Imo State Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has officially withdrawn from the Imo PDP governoship election.
This was confirmed in a withdrawal notice he personally signed and submitted to Imo PDP State Working Committee on Tuesday 28th March 2023.
According to him, the decision is in response to the plea by the PDP State Working Committee for the party to have a consensus candidate ahead of the Imo governoship election in November 11.
He stated that the decision was a hard time and difficult one for him to take but it has to be taken in the spirit of sportsmanship he has to make such sacrifice.
He further assured Imo people, home and abroad who have started soo far to mobilise for his governoship campaign to not to loose hope as all hope is not yet lost.
The Statement Reads
NOTIFICATION OF MY WITHDRAWAL FROM THE IMO STATE PDP GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARIES.
As I turned 58 years last Friday, March 24, 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, 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. 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