Former Anambra state governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has resigned from the party.
In his resignation letter dated May 24 and addressed to the party chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Obi did not state specifically why he is leaving the main opposition party.
Obi is one of 15 aspirants vying for the presidential ticket of the PDP. He has often complained about how other aspirants are using dollars to buy delegates who will determine who emerges as PDP presidential candidate.
In the letter titled, “Resignation From Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Withdrawal From The Presidential Contest, Peter Obi said, “I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was conveyed to the chairman of Agulu Ward 2, Anaocha LGA, Anambra, effective Friday 20 May, 2022. Consequently, I am by this letter informing you of my withdrawal for the PDP presidential primaries.
“It has been a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through our party.
Adding that, “Unfortunately, the recent developments within our party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.
Peter Obi noted that, “Our national challenges are deep-seated and require that we each make profound sacrifices towards rescuing our country. My commitment to rescuing Nigeria remains firm, even if the route differs.”
“I wish to thank you personally for your graciousness and leadership. I wish you well and best of luck in the service of country,” Peter Obi wrote.
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