Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential hopeful, Peter Obi has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as he withdraws from its presidential primary slated for end of May.
Explaining the rationale behind his move, Obi who was one of the 15 PDP presidential aspirants cleared by the Senator David Mark-led Presidential Screening Committee last month, submitted that the recent development in the PDP led him to his decision.
In a statement addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Obi said: “I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party, 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. 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.