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  Barely 72 hours to the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the former Anambra State governor and presidential aspirant, Mr Peter Obi, has dumped the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
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The former governor, Mr Peter Obi, made this announcement in a letter dated 24th of May, 2022, which was addressed to the National Chairman of the party. In the letter sighted by, the presidential hopeful gave his reasons for his resignation. The letter reads:
“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.

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“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.”

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Sources have revealed that Mr Peter Obi might announce his new party in the meantime. However, mixed reactions have trailed his resignation from PDP.  
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This article was first published on 25th May 2022


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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