It comes at a critical time in the run-up to the Presidential primaries for a candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to resign from the party and withdraw from the race. In a move that is bound to shock many political pundits, Mr. Peter Obi who was in the race to be the next President of Nigeria under the party Peoples Democratic Party, PDP pulled out just before the PDP primaries.
Mr Peter Obi announced his resignation in a letter dated 20th of May, addressed to the National Chairman of the party. In it, he thanked the party for “a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through our party” but regretted that “unfortunately, recent developments within our party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.”
He did not immediately disclose his next platform. However, the development is expected to put an additional spotlight on the PDP’s primaries scheduled to hold in Abuja this weekend where Mr Obi was initially seen as a front runner in a race that includes Atiku Abubakar, Nyesom Wike, Dele Momodu, Bukola Saraki and other bigwigs of the party.