A frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has withdrawn from the party’s primaries and also resigned from the party.
In a letter dated May 24, 2022, addressed to the National Chairman of the party Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and titled “Resignation From Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Withdrawal From the Presidential Contest, 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 country,” the former governor of Anambra state concluded.