The 2019 governorship candidate of the Accord Party (AP) in Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor, has endorsed the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement issued by his press secretary, Collins Ughalaa, Ohakim asked his counterparts who have gone to court to challenge the outcome of the state’s governorship election to withdraw their petitions.
- “The aggrieved governorship candidates would be helping the state when they withdraw their petitions,” Ohakim said.
- He said the court cases would “scare away development partners and other investors because investors do not invest where there are litigation.”
- He claimed that the numerous litigation he faced as governor was the reason foreign partners for the refinery project located at Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area pulled out.
Quote: “Ihedioha is coming to lead a collapsed state and therefore does not need distractions but prayers and support from all and sundry.”
Ohakim used to be governor of Imo state under the PDP, the same party on whose platform Ihedioha contested and won the guber poll.