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Peter Obi who is the former governor of Anambra State and a former Presidential Aspirant under the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has dumped the party in a dramatic turn of events while stating ‘his commitment to rescuing Nigeria even if the route differs’ as the reason for his resignation in the letter.
He announced his withdrawal from the party’s primary in a letter dated May 24 and addressed to the National Chairman of the main opposition party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu which he posted across his social media platforms.
The letter 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, 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.“
This news is coming after a group which has been identified as the Coalition for Peter Obi has asked the former Anambra governor to pursue his presidential bid in another political party.
In a statement on Tuesday, Zubairu Mohammad, spokesman of the coalition, alleged that some PDP leaders have ganged up to frustrate the presidential aspiration of Obi.
Mohammed said the opposition party is encouraging politicians with “no verifiable sources of income to throw money around”.
“Recent developments within the leadership of PDP is very pathetic as many chieftains of the party have ganged up to frustrate the presidential ambition of genuine and decent presidential aspirants, thereby encouraging unscrupulous politicians with no verifiable sources of income to throw money around,” the spokesman said.
“They are well known individuals in the party who are doing everything possible within their powers to block any chance for credible aspirants to emerge.
“The party seems to have adopted an unwritten rule of tacitly encouraging the looting of state resources for party politics.
“Many of these political merchants are envious of the nationwide acceptability and sterling performance of Peter Obi both in the public and private sector, making them do everything possible to thwart the former governor of Anambra state’s presidential ambition.
“Therefore, as a coalition which consists of more than 17 groups with ten million active voters, we call on his Excellency, Mr Peter Obi to dump PDP and look for another political platform with people of like mind to pursue his presidential ambition to enable him help salvage our sinking nation.”
Peter Obi Support Network (POSN), Like Minds for Peter Obi (LMPO), Nigeria Needs Peter Obi (NNPO), TakeBackNaija (TBN), and Women for Peter Obi (WPO) are some of the groups that make up the coalition.