- Days after Ebonyi governor dumped the PDP, another high profile defection has hit the party
- A former commissioner in Abia state, Obinna Oriaku, has resigned his membership from the lead opposition party
- Oriaku, however, said he is yet to finalise which political party he is moving to next
Obinna Oriaku, the immediate past commissioner of finance in Abia state, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Nation reports that Oriaku made his decision known a letter he submitted to the PDP chairman in his ward, Mbutu Ukwu Ward 3, Isiala Ngwa South, Owerrinta.
Legit.ng notes that Oriaku also posted the letter on his Facebook page.
The former PDP chieftain, however, said that he is yet to decide his next political moves.
The ex-commissioner explained that he decided to leave the PDP because the party's chapter in Abia state lacks the basic structural integrity to deliver good governance.
He, however, appreciated the governor of the state, Okezie Ikpeazu, for finding him worthy to serve in his government.
Nigerians react to Oriaku's resignation
Some Nigerians on Facebook have reacted to the decision of the former commissioner to leave the party.
Jonathan Chidozie commented:
"Congratulations my Ex-Commissioner. There's no qualifying reason to keep dwelling in a house that failed integrity test."
Godswill Ugochukwuu said:
"So after so many years in the office as a commissioner of finance, he is now dumping our PDP because governor didn't return him as commissioner again, am closely watching the grammar he will use to discharge us his party members.
"This our political selfish interest is becoming something worry some in this so called Nigeria"
Okechi Oriaku said:
"The best and wisest DECISION couldn't have been to resign from PDP by now my brother, especially if you still nurse the ambition to Remain a politician. However, forming a new political party right now will demand that you join the youth camp of Political agitators.
"Falling back to APC will be the biggest mistake as at now. So, re-visit the decision of your advisers to secure a better prospect for your future Political ambition my dear brother. Thanks and GOD BLESS YOU."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng notes that Oriaku's resignation from the PDP comes days after the governor of Ebonyi states, Dave Umahi, dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Umahi had alleged that he moved to the APC because of injustice the southeast region suffered in the hands of the PDP. The governor said he has no regrets about moving to the APC.
More defections may hit PDP
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said one more governor will leave the PDP.
The Rivers state governor made this known on Wednesday, November 18, as part of his reaction to the defection of Governor David Umahi to the APC.
Meanwhile, Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state has also said that more PDP governors were making plans to join the ruling APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said the defection of Governor Umahi to the APC has sent a crucial message to all political actors in the southeast that the party may find it difficult to win the region during the next election.
The Kogi state governor added that the Rivers state governor, Wike, would be the last governor to join the ruling party.
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