Following uncertainty surrounding his chances of getting the desired ticket, former Anambra state governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Peter Obi has resigned from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Obi has also withdrawn from the presidential race, and submitted his resignation letter to the PDP national chairman.
The letter dated May 24, 2022 was submitted on Wednesday in Abuja.
The letter in part reads, “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 from 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 enquire 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.”