Senator Ike Ekweremadu the former Deputy Senate President has withdrawn from the Enugu State governorship race .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Ekweremadu announced that he will not be participating in the Enugu State governorship primary election which was scheduled for today, May 25, 2022.
Ike Ekweremadu made this known to the media via an official statement from his campaign organisation to Punch correspondent on Wednesday.
You will recall that the former governor of old Anambra State Senator Jim Nwobodo on Tuesday announced that Dr Peter Mbah is the choice of Enugu East Senatorial zone for the next governor of the state.
He added that Ike Ekweremadu has also backed Peter Mbah as the next Enugu governor. Ekweremadu on the other hand has not made made such endorsement .
Ekweremadu, who is currently representing Enugu West Senatorial District at the Senate, was a foremost governorship aspirant in the state before announcing his withdrawal.
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Instead in a swift reaction, Ekweremadu campaign organisation denied it.
On Wednesday to the shock of his supporters, Ike Ekweremadu’s campaign organisation announced that “Senator Ekweremadu won’t participate in PDP primary election”.
Ikeoha Campaign Organisation’s Hon Charles Asogwa signed the statement.
“I wish to inform our supporters and Nigerians that the former Deputy President of the Senate and foremost governorship aspirant in Enugu State, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, will not be participating in the PDP governorship primary election scheduled for this Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
“Meanwhile, we continue to trust God as we appreciate our teeming supporters and the good people of Enugu State for the enormous goodwill they have ceaselessly invested in the actualisation of the “Pathway to a New Enugu State”.
“We urge them to remain peaceful and be assured that we will keep them abreast of our decision on the way forward.”
Peter Mbah’s Life History
Peter’s education commenced at the Army Children’s School, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt, from where he obtained his first School Leaving Certificate with distinction. After leaving school, he wanted so much to be an international merchant; thus, he engaged in commercial training/trading, simultaneously pursuing his academic studies. He later enrolled at Owode High School, Owode Egba, Ogun State, where he sat for and obtained his Senior Secondary School Certificate in 1992.
It was while trading that he realized the importance of Legal Education. He applied to and was accepted to study Law at the University of East London, (UEL) in the United Kingdom from where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) degree, in the Upper-Class Division in 2000.
While at the University of East London, his Leadership and Organizational skills came to the fore.
He was thus elected president of the Students Law Society between 1998-99. Under his leadership, the school won the Students’ Union prize and Certificate of Achievement for the ‘Most Productive Society of the Year.’ From 1999 to 2000, Peter was a Member of the Students Representative Council of the UEL, as well as a Member of the School of Law Board, where he represented the Final Year students. Peter won the First Prize in the University of East London Mooting Competition and led the University’s team to the International Negotiation Competition.
He returned to Nigeria to study for his bar examination. He was later called to the Nigerian Bar and awarded the Barrister-at-Law (BL) at the Nigerian Law School. He did his youth service in Lagos with the law firm of Udeh and Associates and was mentored by the inimitable Justice Nnaemeka Agu (JSC, rtd) of blessed memory, who was then a consultant to the firm.
Subsequently, Peter proceeded to acquire a Master’s degree in Maritime and Commercial Law from Lagos State University in 2004.
In addition to these academic achievements and in the spirit of lifelong learning, he has continued to expand his boundaries of knowledge by participating in numerous other academic and capacity-building programmes, including:
Master’s degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School, Barcelona, University of Navarra, Spain.
Chief Executive Programme at the Lagos Business School.
Post Graduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and, numerous other Executive programmes in leading business schools across the world, including the Stanford Business School and Harvard Business School.
Peter’s academic records and grasp of administration, even in his student days, could be gleaned from the testimonials of his leadership given by his former lecturers and tutors at the University of East London, as well as here in Nigeria.
Since leaving school, Peter has distinguished himself remarkably, seemingly to justify his tutors – Sumner, McGuire, and Ohuruogu projections of his capabilities. Aside foundingPinnacle Oil and Gas from an almost zero base worth and nil reckoning in the corporate world, he also sits atop the board and management of Pinnacle Pointers, a real estate and hospitality company.