Few days to the Presidential/National Assembly elections in the country, 15 governorship candidates in Imo State have withdrawn from the race in support of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Ifeanyi Araraume.
Acting under the aegis of “Forum of governorship Candidates in Imo State”, the politicians pronounced their withdrawal from the March 2 gubernatorial battle during a solidarity visit to Senator Araraume at his private residence in Owerri.
Chairman of the forum, Mazi Elias Chukwuemeka of the National Interest Party (NIP), said that of the 70 gubernatorial contenders in the state, 15 of them resolved to back out of the race so as to brighten the prospects for the gubernatorial victory of Senator Araraume.
“We came together to see how we can form an alliance to have a hand in government and we feel that Senator Araraume is the best out of the lot.”
Chukwuemeka added that the ex-governorship candidates were keen to share other positions and had earnestly yearned on how they could team up to assist the APGA gubernatorial candidate to realize his ambition.
Senator Araraume, responding commended the politicians for their wisdom and courage, saying “with your adoption of me, victory will be ours and you will never be disappointed with me as the governor of the state”.
While urging them to commence aggressive grassroots mobilization of voters for all candidates of the party, Senator Araraume advised them to shun divisive tendencies and to work as a formidable indivisible entity for the success of the party.