Details of why he left the party a few days before the presidential primaries were not immediately available when the news broke.
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Here is the letter:
“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 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.”
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Meanwhile, the director general of the Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, has commented on the development.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that entertainers were starting to pitch their tents with their favourite candidates as the 2023 general elections draw closer.
The singer called on delegates to give Obi the PDP’s ticket to enable him to contest in the forthcoming general elections.