Emeka Ihedioha, former Governor of Imo State, has announced his withdrawal from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship Primaries.
The development was contained in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the party.
Ihedioha, who served as governor of the state for seven months before the Supreme Court announced Hope Uzodimma as winner of the 2019 governorship election, cited interest of the party as his reason for the shocking withdrawal.
According to him, “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 appealed to supporters to understand and accept his decision, lamenting that those who had 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, he added”.