PDP Loses Peter Obi as aspirant joins Labour Party

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A Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has withdrawn from the presidential race, dumped the party and joined Labour Party.

The letter reads, "I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP, which was conveyed to the Chairman of Agalu Ward 2, Anaocha LGA, Anambra, effective Friday, May 20, 2022.

Peter Obi
Governor Obi

"Consequently, I am by this letter informing you of my withdrawal from 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-scaled and require that we each make profound sacrifices toward rescuing our country. My commitment to rescuing Nigeria remains firm, even if the route differs.

"I wish to thank you profoundly for your graciousness and leadership. I wish you well and the best of luck in the service of the country."

The former Anambra Governor announced his decision he addressed in a letter sent to the National Chairman of the PDP.

The PDP has fixed May 28 and 29 for its presidential primary after multiple postponements.

The PDP has fixed May 28 and May 29 for its presidential primary.

Saharareporters had earlier quoted a source saying that Mr Obi was "leaving for the Labour Party."

According to the source, Peter Obi was under pressure to leave the main opposition to pursue his ambition with a better chance.

"The results of various primaries of the party conducted so far have shown those most of these delegates are loyal to," the source had said.

"So, he (Obi) is under pressure to leave the PDP for the moneybags; we are currently looking to find another party to accept him. Don't be surprised that Obi will be the third force Nigerians have been waiting for."

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