A former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has declared that no level of pressure from stakeholders and groups in Enugu State or media campaigns, would make him shelve his governorship ambition.
Senator Ekwremadu emphasized that he remains in the race and would not be dissuaded by what he described as “a galore of sponsored lies, forgeries, intimidation, and press statements against his political ambition”.
Ekweremadu said there are pressures from several stakeholders and groups in the state urging him to respect an existing zoning arrangement, but he will remain in the race because he is not aware of any such agreement.
While dismissing the zoning document unveiled to the media earlier in the week, he argued that it is not the business of the Caucus under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Constitution to zone elective offices.
Ekweremadu, who spoke through the Director-General of his campaign organization, Ogbonna Asogwa, assured the people of Enugu State that he will not be deterred in his bid to fashion out a new Enugu State that will equitably distribute democracy dividends and opportunities, ensure massive road and infrastructural development, provide water, employment, provide security for all, pay pensions and gratuities, provide state-wide electricity coverage, empowerment of youth and women, and engender good governance, including non-interference with local government funds.
He was alleged that there are some elements that are desperate to stop him from contesting the forthcoming Enugu State governorship election in the 2023 general elections but that such efforts cannot stop him from vying for the number one seat in Enugu State.
Ekweremadu also expressed excitement that his recently unveiled pathway to a new Enugu State is overwhelmingly resonating with the people, noting that that is what matters for now.