Governors Uduaghan, Chime Withdraws from Senatorial Race
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has withdrawn from the Delta South Senatorial race, according to sources familiar with the development.
The governor it was gathered withdrew from the race after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, National Party Chairman, Dr Muazu and Senator James Manager, the senator representing the district, who Uduaghan has been locked in a fierce battle with for the seat. The meeting held a few hours ago inside the Presidential Villa.
Sources said the governor will soon make the withdrawal public.
Senator Manager, an Ijaw like President Jonathan, who is seeking a fourth term at the Senate, has been positioned to become the majority leader of the next Senate, if the ruling PDP remains the majority party, the sources said.
Similarly, his Enugu State counterpart, Sullivan Chime has also withdrawn from contesting the Enugu West Senatorial race.
His withdrawal is to allow Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who he has been locked in a bitter fight over the seat with to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to the Senate.
The governor reportedly announced his decision to stakeholders in the state during a meeting on Wednesday night.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Chukwudi Achife, also confirmed the governor’s withdrawal following a stakeholders meeting brokered by President Goodluck Jonathan.
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