Breaking: Senator Nnamani Finally Quits PDP Hours After Losing Senatorial Seat
- Ex-governor of Enugu state, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has resigned from the PDP
- The lawmaker lost his reelection into the Senate on Saturday, March 18, NASS election in the state
- Nnamani's dumping of the party came hours after his main challenger and LP candidate was declared the winner
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Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, former governor of Enugu state and lawmaker representing Enugu East in the Senate, has formally withdrawn his membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathered that he, however, expressed appreciation to his constituents for the unalloyed support over the years.
Nnamani, in a statement, said he has consulted with his associates and constituents alike and has decided to quit the PDP because of irreconcilable differences with the party's national leadership.
He said he has moved on and hoped that his modest contributions to the development of his constituency would be the building blocks upon which his successors can build.
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The former governor thanked Nigerians, especially the Ebeano political family and urged them to remain steadfast in the years ahead.
The former governor reaffirmed his acquaintance with president-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and promised to continue to partner with him.
He also expressed optimism that Tinubu's administration will promote good governance, the rule of law and human rights in the interest of all Nigerians.
Suspended PDP bigwig loses rerun senatorial election, winner emerges
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Chimaroke Nnamani, the former governor of Enugu state, lost his bid to be re-elected as Enugu east senatorial district representative to Kelvin Chukwu, the candidate of the Labour Party.
It was reported that Chukwu garnered 69,136 votes to defeat the incumbent Chimaroke who was flagging on the ballot of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and got 48,701 votes.
Chukwu replaced his brother, Oyibo Chukwu, who was killed a few days before the February 25 presidential and national assembly election.