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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State may be heading for very tough moments after many critical stakeholders resigned from the party.
The Eastern Updates gathered that Senator Pius Anyim who is a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and a former governorship aspirant of the PDP, Senator Obinna Ogba have also reportedly quit the party.
In his resignation letter dated 27th of October, a close ally to Anyim and former member that represented Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo federal constituency in the 9th Assembly, Livinus Makwe said that he resigned due to personal reasons.
In the letter addressed to his former PDP ward chairman, Makwe said: ‘I write to notify you that due to personal reasons, I have taken a decision to resign from the PDP after due consultation with my followers, supporters, and well-wishers in the party.
‘Accordingly, I hereby resign my membership of the PDP with effect from today, 27th October, 2023. The National Chairman of PDP, National Vice Chairman PDP (South East), Ebonyi State PDP Chairman and Ivo LGA PDP chairman are by copies of this letter hereby accordingly notified of this decision.
‘I wish to thank the party for the platform and opportunity availed me in the past to serve our nation, especially as a member of the 9th House of Representatives. I do hope that this my resignation will be accepted in good faith by you and other members of the party,’ the letter stated.
The former lawmaker resigned from the PDP with over 1000 supporters who are also loyalists to the former SGF. Also, six local government chairmen of the party have resigned from the PDP.
The chairmen include: Agbom Friday (Ezza south); Nwofe Philip (lzzi); Nwobasi Ude (Ohaozara); Chukwu Micheal (Ivo); Ifere Bright (lkwo) and Ndukwe Okam (Afikpo south).
A source from the PDP told reporters that more stakeholders would tender their resignation letters from the party some days ahead.
Meanwhile, the state Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chidi Ogbuatu, confirmed the resignations, adding that it was good news for his party.