By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Former Anambra State Governor and presidential aspirant, Peter Obi, has resigned his membership of The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obi was until his resignation one of the 15 aspirants vying for the PDP presidential ticket.
The letter conveying his resignation from the party was submitted to the National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.
In the letter dated May 24, 2022, Obi said recent developments within the party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making constructive contributions.
The letter read: “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 LGAAnambra, 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. 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 country.”
See a copy of the letter below: