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Ozigbo, Ayika, Others Dump PDP, As Mass Resignation Hit Anambra PDP After Peter Obi Resignation

Following the recent departure of the former governor, Mr Peter Obi, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anaedoonline.ng can authoritatively disclose that mass resignation has rocked the Anambra State chapter of the PDP.

Peter Obi, a presidential candidate, terminated his membership in the PDP and withdrew from the party’s presidential primary on Wednesday.

Obi’s resignation was based on anomalies in the processes leading up to the party’s presidential primary election.

 

His actions were reported to have dimmed the passion and ambition of some of the party’s national and state assembly candidates, since it is thought that Obi’s popularity in the state has a way of positively effecting other aspirants of his party.

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Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the PDP’s governorship candidate in the November 2021 governorship election in Anambra, has also dropped out of the race.

Former members of the national legislature, Valentine Ayika and George Ozodinobi, were among those who quit and resigned from the party.

In his resignation letter to Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s National Chairman, Ozigbo claimed that the party had been hijacked by three senatorial contenders and their cronies.

Senator Uche Ekwunife, Senator Stella Oduah, and Chris Uba, the self-styled godfather of Anambra politics, are among those standing for the Senate, according to him.

 

In the letter sighted by our correspondent, Ozigbo said: “I wish to bring to your attention a series of retrogressive developments in our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, particularly in Anambra South.

“Sir, I would like to state this clearly. The actions of Chris Uba and Linus Ukachukwu, with the support of Uche Ekwunife, and Stella Oduah, and a few others are the reasons PDP in Anambra may end up fielding no candidate in the 2023 elections.”

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As a result, he declared his exit from the primary. According to a source, he is also leaving the party.

Ayika and Ozodinobi, both National Assembly candidates, dropped out of the primary and resigned from the party.

However, a source within the Anambra PDP informed Newsmen that more important politicians in the state are expected to abandon the party in the coming days. According to the source, Peter Obi abandoned the party in rage because Uba and others were attempting to disgrace him in the state while he fought his fellow presidential hopefuls.

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“More people will leave before the end of this week. It is true that PDP in Nigeria has problem, but the problem of Anambra PDP is far more than that of the national. It is still the reason they have not held primary election for any position, till today.

“The plot is for all Obi line up to move en mass, and join Labour Party, from where they will give PDP a fight,” the source said.

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