Senator Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President has decleared interest to contest for the Enugu State 2023 gubernatorial election.

Senator Ekweremadu formally announced his interest on Friday.

He spoke at a media interactive forum in Enugu, where he declared that “it is now time to focus on Enugu State and Enugu people. Governorship of Enugu State will help me to serve our people more and better.”

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His formal decleration has laid to rest several months of speculations on whether the Senator has an interest in the number one position in the State.

There have been debates on the zoning of the governorship position in Enugu State, with the proponents insisting that it is the turn of Enugu East Senatorial zone to produce Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s successor.

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Reports also has it that Hon. Ogbo Asogwa, former lawmaker and commissioner for housing in the State has been named as his campaign coordinator.

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