Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State and a presidential candidate, will unveil his new political party in the next 24 hours.
Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), received Obi’s resignation letter on Wednesday.
After failing to get a majority of delegates to his side ahead of the PDP special convention to determine its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections, the former Anambra governor left the main opposition party.
Peter Obi said: “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 reducing our country. My commitments to rescuing Nigeria remains firm, even if the route differs.”
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the financial guru is currently looking at several political parties to see if he can land a presidential ticket with one of them.
Obi, who is popular among young people, is said to be in negotiations with the Labour Party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
“We are in talks with Labour Party, SDP and a few others. We will announce our new party in the next 24 hours. It will be a party that is also youth-friendly since we have discovered that the youths form the bulk of our supporters,” said an associate of the former governor told Newsmen.
It was also learnt that Peter Obi is looking to join a coalition that could defeat the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s election.
“There is a plan for some major parties to form a mega party although this is coming quite late. Discussions are still ongoing but Obi is expected to be the presidential candidate. Kwankwaso is also part of the discussions. Everything will be clear by Thursday,” said a chieftain of the PDP.
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