The governorship candidate of United Democratic Party (UDP) in Enugu State, Pastor Donatus Ozoemena, has withdrawn his petition against Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, from the election tribunal.
The UDP, one of the opposition political parties in Enugu in the just concluded general election, instituted a legal action against the outcome of the polls in the state.
Ozoemena said: “I’ve instructed my legal team to discontinue the matter at the election tribunal, with a view to working hand-in-hand with our governor for the benefit of the people of Enugu State.”
The UDP governorship candidate congratulated governor Ugwuanyi on his re-election and declared his “full support” for his administration.
Addressing newsmen when he paid a congratulatory visit to Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, yesterday, Ozoemena added that his decision was based on “the governor’s act of sportsmanship” and his belief that “ Ugwuanyi is someone you can also trust.”
“Enugu State must continue to progress. So, I, Pastor Donatus Madubuike Ozoemena, hereby, offer my full support to the government led by our amiable governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Gburus.”
The leadership of the party (UDP) recently joined the league of over 70 political parties that have congratulated governor Ugwuanyi on his resounding victory at the polls and described the election as “peaceful, free, fair and credible.”