Former two term Governor of Anambra state and the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential aspirant, Peter Obi has withdrawn from the presidential race.
This is coming ahead of the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) primary elections.
Trait News learnt that Peter Obi submitted a letter of withdrawal to the party’s national chairman.
Mr Peter Obi made his resignation public by posting on his Twitter handle that:
“I have resigned my membership in the Peoples Democratic Party. – PO.”
The reason (s) for his resignation is still unknown.
Read his resignation letter here:
“PETER GREGORY OBI.
24 May, 2022
The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) WADATA Plaza Abuja, FCT
Dear National Chairman, NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF peoples Democratic
Resignation Peoples party (PDP) and Withdrawal From the Presidential Contest.
I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (POP), 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 requite 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.
Sincerely, Peter Obi, CON”