Breaking: Peter Obi withdraws from PDP presidential primary, dumps party


Peter  Obi (file photo)

Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has withdrawn from the contest for the Nigeria’s 2023 presidential ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Obi announced his withdrawal from the party’s primary in a letter dated May 24, 2022 and addressed to the National Chairman of the main opposition party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

Aside pulling out of the race barely three days to the exercise, the presidential aspirant also announced his resignation from the PDP.

He explained that he took the decision to leave the party because of his firm commitment to rescuing Nigeria, even if the route differs.

Although Obi said that it was a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through PDP, he lamented that the recent developments within the PDP have made it practically impossible for him to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.

He pointed out that the nation’s challenges were deep-seated and require profound sacrifices towards rescuing the country.

The presidential aspirant also disclosed to the PDP chairman that he had since conveyed his resignation and withdrawal from the primary to the Chairman of Agulu Ward 2, his ward in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Read the full text of the letter below:

27 Niger Drive, GRA Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria

24 May 2022

The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) WADATA Plaza Abuja, FCT


Dear National Chairman,

Resignation From Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Withdrawal from the Presidential Contest.

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




Peter Obi, CON


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