Former Governor of Anambra State and frontline Presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi has announced his resignation from the People’s Democratic Party and subsequently withdraws from the Party’s Presidential primary election.
Obi who disclosed this in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the Party said ” I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which was conveyed to the Chairman of Agulu Ward 2, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State, effective 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 the nation-building efforts through our party. Unfortunately, recent developments within our party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.
“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 the country.”
It will be recalled that a Coalition of 18 support groups for Peter Obi (COP), yesterday asked the former governor of Anambra state to dump the PDP and contest in the 2023 presidential election on the platform of another political party.
The coalition stated that politicians inside the PDP presidential aspirants are doling out hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the delegates that will vote at the forthcoming PDP presidential primary.
The coalition, therefore, advised Peter Obi to move to another political party to contest the 2023 elections.
Also today, the Good Governance Group (GGG), Citizens Initiative for Better Nigeria, Delta State CSOS for Peter Obi, Naija Arise Network and Northern Youth Alliance for Peter Obi was demanding that the frontline presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “heed the call of the multitude and immediately resign from the PDP to join a ‘Coalition of Parties for National Rebirth’ to actualise your presidential ambition and fulfil the hopes and prayers of long suﬀering Nigerians.”
The Good Governance Group (GGG), after their meeting in Lagos to examine the state of the nation and the upcoming general elections also issued an urgent call for Peter Obi to lead “a coalition of parties for national rebirth” in the 2023 presidential election.
Photo: Mr. Peter Obi, PDP Presidential aspirant.
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