Nigerian singer and politician, Martins Okechukwu Justice a.k.a J Martins, has dropped his political ambition of becoming a federal lawmaker in Nigeria.
Making the announcement via his verified Instagram channel, J Martins noted that he will no longer be running for the position of the Federal House of Representative of the Arochukwu/Ohafia constituency, Abia State.
He added that his decision follows wide consultation with all the stakeholders and his Godfather who advised him to step down from contesting the election.
His annoucement reads: “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 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 the my people and the party so that we all can achieve the common goal which is a better representation then what we used to have.
It is agreed that this time is for an Ohafia extraction (male or female) at the Federal House Of Representative and i stand to support this decision and as an Ohafia son and also a proud son of the rising sun from the #east# It is my pleasure to announce the withdrawal of my interest and earlier decision to contest the position of the Federal House Of Representative of Ohafia/Arochukwu.
I took this momentous decision firstly in the overall interest of the great people of Ohafia and I will hereby wish to support the best possible candidate.
As a result of this, will NOT be participating in any of the internal party processes of the said election, starting with the primary.
I have since communicated this decision to my political GodFather stakeholders including all the unions our Fathers, our Mothers, my fellow Great Youths men and women of Ohafia ukwu both home and abroad.
My constituents, political friends and well-wishers across board are by this statement informed of this recent decision, which also has the blessing and support of the overwhelming majority, hence supersedes any other interest, personal or otherwise.
Thank you all and may God Almighty continue to bless you.
I still remain my humble self Dr Martins Okey Justice. E. (aka J. Martins).”
Meanwhile, his decision appeared not to sit too comfortable with many who were already drumming support for his candidacy.
@Elizabeth Luys wrote: “When the younger ones are stepping down for the older ones, it becomes a problem.”
@Deste: “After I had already started your Campaign here..This is sad”