Senator Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, formally announced his candidacy for governor of Enugu in 2023 on Friday.
This puts an end to months of speculation about whether the Senator is interested in becoming the state’s number one.
There have been discussions about zoning the governorship position in Enugu State, with supporters claiming that it is the turn of the Enugu East Senatorial zone to produce Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s successor.
However, Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West Senatorial Zone has now publicly joined the race.
He spoke at a media interactive forum in Enugu, where he declared that “it is now time to focus on Enugu State and Enugu people. Governorship of Enugu State will help me to serve our people more and better.”
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that he named a former lawmaker and commissioner for housing in the State, Hon. Ogbo Asogwa as his campaign coordinator.
More to come…