Exclusive information reaching Midwest Herald newsroom indicates that Emeka Ihedioha has withdrawn from Imo PDP governorship primaries.
In the letter titled: “Notification of my withdrawal from the Imo State PDP Gubernatorial Primaries”, Ihedioha wrote: “As I turned 58 years last Friday, March 24, I had cause to reflect on so many things, including the state of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, having been a member since formation in 1998, I allign myself with the request made by our state chapter to the National Working Committee, NWC, for a concensus chioce of candidate, regarding the 2023 governors candidate.
“In the interest of harmony and unity of the people, 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 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, allign 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.”
A stakeholder at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Secretariat in Abuja, told Midwest Herald that: “…with Ayu gone, there is no need.
“This is why we must have a direct primaries that works for everyone and not just those who can reach the Chairman.
“The party needs serious restructuring.” Our source added!