DAILY GIST reported that the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi resigned his membership of the party on Wednesday in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the opposition party, Iyorchia Ayu.
However Peter Obi, has explained why he resigned from the opposition party and withdrew from its primary election slated for end of May.
The development is coming just 72 hours before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention.
DAILY GIST on Wednesday also gathered that Obi has withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race.
Obi announced his resignation in a letter dated 20, addressed to the National Chairman of the party.
Obi gave reasons for his withdrawal from the presidential race in the letter.
The letter dated May 24, 2022, and addressed to the PDP national chairman, Obi said recent developments in the party do not support “constructive contributions”.
It reads: “I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the Peoples Denocratic 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 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.”
Obi has, however, not announced if he will join a new party to contest the presidency in the general election.
Prior to his resignation Obi was running to become the President of Nigeria on the platform of the PDP.