Nigerian singer, Martins Okechukwu Justice, popularly known by his stage name J. Martins, has withdrawn his intention to run for a House of Representatives seat in 2023.
Martins, who planned to contest the Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency of Abia State, announced his withdrawal in a social media post on Monday.
The singer said he had joined the race in response to pressure from his constituents but reached the decision to drop his ambition after a meeting with his ‘political godfather” amongst others.
In His words: “My interest to contest for the position of the Federal House of Representative was sequel to pressure on me from my constituents (Arochukwu/Ohafia Constituency) political associates, friends, and other well-meaning great Ohafia men and women, who felt I possess the necessary qualifications for the job.
“After much consultation with all the stakeholders from my Constituents, party leaders, and my political Godfather who I had an audience with as a follow up to the one I earlier had with him. Having also consulted widely with my family, supporters, and well-wishers, I have been asked to step down and work in the interest of my people and the party so that we all can achieve the common goal which is a better representation than what we used to have.