Another PDP Presidential Aspirant From South East Zone Withdraws from Race, Backs Nyesom Wike
Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze, a Presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has withdrawn from the ongoing Presidential Primary.
In a statement he signed, Dr. Anakwenze said the people of Southeast wants the Presidency zoned to them and fully supported by other regions as the Igbos had always done. “I am therefore constrained to withdraw from the race in full support of Nyesom Wike, the Executive Governor of Rivers State”
His resignation brings to three PDP presidential aspirants that have withdrawn from the race. Those that have withdrawn are Peter Obi and Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.
In his resignation letter. Anakwenze said that “many things have happened in the last few weeks that showed certain persons don’t stand a chance to compete favorably; so it is on this premise that I, painfully withdraw from the contest today 28th May, 2022 in full support of a Southern candidate which is largely the wishes of Igbo Elders, the Diasporas and the voice of the people.
“I thank the party for the opportunity to inform Nigerians about how well they can fair with an Igboman as President whose love for the country towers above the lust for power. Let all my supporters across the North and South who have shown me that there are good Nigerians that still believe in merit and would put that above primordial sentiment”
“I had planned to make Nigeria one of the Ten Biggest Economic Power in the World. “Therefore, I hereby direct all my supporters, Structures and the national delegates of our party in 36 states in Nigeria, who we have consulted nationwide and who have pledged their commitment to seeing me emerge as the candidate of Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the PDP, in view of our people oriented programmes, that they believe will adequately address and redress the numerous problems confronting our dear Nation, Nigeria to now throw their support in favour of Governor Nyesom Wike” He said, “My decision to withdraw from the race is the inability of the party to stand by their zoning principle as enshrined in the PDP Constitution.