The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, Peter Mbah has commended the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his erstwhile co-aspirants in the just-concluded governorship primary in the State for their spirit of sportsmanship in their endorsement of his emergence.
Mbah made this known in a statement issued from Enugu and personally signed by him.
Ekweremadu had in a statement he personally signed, declared that he had dropped his governorship ambition.
The other aspirants praised by Mbah are Captain Evarest Nnaji, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Senator Gil Nnaji, Mr. Chijioke Edeoga, Sir Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa, Rev. Raphael Nwoye, Dr. Josef Ken Onoh and Engr. Erasmus Anike. The rest are Prof Hillary Odo-Edeoga, Dr. GOC Ajah, Pastor Beloved Dan Anike, Dr. Kingsley Udeh, Prof Jehu Nnaji, Dr Abraham Chukwudi Nneji, Barr Nwabueze Ugwu and Chief Chikwado Chukwunta.
According to the governorship flag-bearer, the aspirants have shown that the people of Enugu State are more valuable in consideration than their personal political ambitions.
In a statement he earlier issued where he called for unity among the Enugu PDP family, Ekweremadu had congratulated Mbah, who he said had assured him that he would ensure the participation of everybody in his campaign team and government.
Mbah also said that he had received phone calls and visits from virtually all the 16 aspirants who contested with him in the governorship primary and all of them pledged their loyalty to and continued support for the togetherness of the PDP in Enugu State.
“We won together as there was no vanquished in that primary election. More than ever before, all the aspirants won my heart for their sense of sportsmanship. I thank all of them, without exception, for this demonstration of support and I can assure them that if Enugu people give us their votes and we enter the Lion Building, we shall all have stakes in the government,” he promised.