Ofem withdraws from senatorial race
Senatorial aspirant in Cross River State in the 2023 general election, Thomas Ofem, has withdrawn from the race. He was contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Cross River Central Senatorial District.
In a letter written to the National Chairman of the party, Ofem said his decision to withdraw from the race was in the overall interest of the party.
The letter reads: “I wish to notify the national leadership of our party of my voluntary withdrawal from participating in the senatorial election.
“Until this decision to withdraw from the senatorial race, I was one of the leading contenders for the Cross River Central Senatorial District in the forthcoming elections but as a patriotic party man who is determined to protect the interest and ethos of the party, I have decided to withdraw in the interest of the party.”
He thanked all members of Thomas Ofem Senatorial Campaign Organisation for the excellent campaign, good advice and roles they all played in his political journey so far.
He assured the national chairman of his commitment to work for the success of the party, saying: “Your Excellency is assured of my utmost commitment to the party at the state and beyond.”
He appealed to all the delegates supporting him as well as party members to rally around the candidature of Obol Godwin Ettah in the forthcoming primaries.
“I strongly believe that power comes from God and that in its time he makes all things beautiful,” Ofem said.