Former Governor of Anambra State, and 2023 Presidential Aspirant, Peter Obi, has withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race and resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He announced his resignation from the party in a letter dated May 24 and addressed to the National Chairma of PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
Besides dumping the PDP, the presidential aspirant also said he was pulling out of the contest for the party’s ticket – barely three days to the exercise.
Although Obi said it was a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through PDP, he lamented that the recent developments within the PDP have made it practically impossible for him to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.
Read the full text of Peter Obi’s letter below:
27 Niger Drive, GRA Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria
24 May 2022
The National Chairman,
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
WADATA Plaza Abuja, FCT
NATIONAL CHAIRMAN’S OFFICE Peoples Democratic Party RECEIVED Sign
Dear National Chairman,
Resignation From Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Withdrawal from the Presidential Contest.
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.
Peter Obi, CON