The candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) for the Anambra State governorship election, Chidozie Nwankwo, has stepped down for his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Valentine Ozigbo.

Ozigbo’s media team announced this on Friday night, barely 24 hours before the election.

“It is significant for being the only one of such endorsements in this campaign season,” the statement read.

Nwankwo pledged the support of his campaign organisation and associates to Ozigbo and prayed for his success on Saturday. He also urged his structures and supporters to offer the same support he received to Ozigbo.

“After due consultations with top aides, friends and family, we do hereby endorse the best candidate in this contest, Mr Valentine Chineto Ozigbo of the PDP, to win the governorship election,” his statement said.

“We hereby collapse our campaign structures, the Kingdom Care Foundation structure and all the Pentecostal structures supporting our candidacy in this election to support the election of Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the PDP.”

On Thursday, the Labour Party (LP) pledged its support for the former Transcorp chief. Also, several All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in Aguata Local Government Area joined the PDP.