Obi Dumps PDP, Withdraws from Presidential Race

The internet has been flooded with news about the withdrawal of a foremost presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, who has also dumped the party.

The news, which broke on Wednesday evening, has made rounds as netizens raised concerns over his decision to back out just after gathering many supporters.

The Director-General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organisation,  Doyin Okupe, made this public after submitting a copy of Obi’s resignation letter to the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Okupe noted Obi’s decision followed recent happenings within the party.

Obi had in the latter titled: “Resignation From Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Withdrawal from the Presidential Contest,” which he addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Sen. Iyiochia Ayu, on May 24, 2022, said he had already notified the party Chairman at the ward level.

He 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, 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 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.“

However, at the time of filing this report, no reason had been filed for his action. According to reports, the national body’s decision to address the concerns of his followers in Anambra State before the party’s delegate election was primarily to blame.

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