BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI — Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has said he would not run for Ngor Okpala/Aboh Mbaise federal constituency for the fourth time during the 2015 general elections.
Chief Ihedioha made his position known in 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 secretly plotting to go back to the lower legislative chambers of the National Assembly, Ihedioha said he would support 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 appealing to the people to look for a capable and qualified candidate to continue from where he will stop, Chief Ihedioha appealed to them to go about it peacefully.
“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,” the deputy speaker pleaded.