Ekweremadu withdraws from PDP primaries, may join APC

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Former deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has withdrawn from the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Charles Asogwa, the director-general of Ikeoha Campaign Organisation (ICO) disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

ICO is the campaign organisation of Mr Ekweremadu .

“We wish to inform our supporters and Nigeria that the former deputy president of the senate and foremost governorship aspirant in Enugu State, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, will not be participating in the PDP governorship primary election scheduled for this Wednesday, May 25, 2022,” Mr Asogwa said.

Although no reason was given for the withdrawal of the lawmaker, it is not unconnected with the existing cold war with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and the leadership of the state chapter of the PDP over battle for the party’s governorship ticket in the state.

Mr Ekweremadu’s withdrawal came just a few hours to the Wednesday’s governorship primaries of the party in the state.

The PDP is the ruling party in the state.

Cold war

Mr Ugwuanyi and the leadership of the party in the state had maintained that they would respect the existing zoning arrangement in the state in the spirit of equity, justice and fairness…

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