The Anambra State former governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has withdrawn from the People Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential race and resigned his membership of the party.
Through his campaign organization’s Director General, Dr. Doyin Okupe, the former governor on Wednesday dropped the letter he addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
The letter read: “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, 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.“