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Imo ex-governor, Emeka Ihedioha, quits PDP

Chief Emeka Ihedioha | File Image

Ihedioha: Despite this resignation, I will always be available to offer my services towards the deepening of democracy and good governance in Nigeria.

By Valentine Amanze

The immediate past governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has quit the party that brought him to limelight, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ihedioha, who was also the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and a founding member of the party, dropped his letter to his Mbutu Ward chairman in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday April 23, 2024.

His resignation is said to be an indication that PDP is really in deep crisis.

Though he did not disclose his next destination, Ihedioha lamented the decay in the PDP and its failure as an opposition party.

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The former governor however expressed his frustration in his letter of resignation:

 “Since 1998, I have contributed my quota to the development and transformation of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as one of the founding members. All these years, I have taken pride in the fact that the PDP is a party that will always look inward for internal reforms and provide credible leadership for the people, whether in power or outside power. I have had the benefit of serving and benefitting from the party at various levels.

 “Regrettably, in recent times, the party has taken on a path that is at variance with my personal beliefs. Despite my attempts to offer counsel, the party is sadly no longer able to carry out internal reforms, enforce its own rules or offer credible opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

“It is in the light of the foregoing, that I am compelled to offer my resignation from the People’s Democratic Party effective immediately. While this decision was difficult to take, I, however, believe that it is the right one. Despite this resignation, I will always be available to offer my services towards the deepening of democracy and good governance in Nigeria.”

Recall that the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the party’s flagbearer in the 2023 general election generated ill-feeling that led to the defection of Peter Obi to the Labour Party (LP) and Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State former governor, working against the party in his state in the election.

Also, it is alleged that the party’s National Chairman, Umar Illiya, is romancing with ruling party, the APC. valoa2000@yahoo.com

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