Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has declared that he would not run for Ngor Okpala/Aboh Mbaise federal constituency for the fourth time at next year’s general elections.
Ihedioha, who is reportedly eyeing the Imo governorship seat, made his position known at his Mbutu, Aboh Mbaise country home while addressing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, loyalists from Ngor Okpala Local Council Area of Imo State.
Debunking the rumour that he was nursing a secret ambition to return to the green legislative chambers of the National Assembly, Ihedioha said he would throw his weight behind any credible candidate from Ngor Okpala.
“I have already pleaded with my kinsmen from Aboh Mbaise Local Council Area to allow Ngor Okpala people to produce my successor”, Ihedioha said.
While pleading with the people to look for a capable and qualified candidate to continue from where he will stop, the deputy speaker urged to them to go about it in a peaceful manner.
“Please look for a capable and qualified candidate that will continue from where I will stop. You must do this peacefully, so as not to create bad blood among party loyalists”, Ihedioha pleaded.