Why I’m Dumping PDP, Abaribe-Senate Minority Leader

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Few hours after former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi declared his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has followed suit, announcing his decision to dump the country’s main opposition party.

Abaribe made this announcement in separate letters addressed to the PDP ward chairman of the Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and the President of the Senate.

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Abaribe cited reasons of illegality, impunity and hesitations in decision-making for his decision to dump the party.

He equally resigned from his position in the national assembly as the Senate Minority Leader.

The decision also came hours after party’s governorship ticket in Abia State.

The letter titled “Resignation of my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,” addressed to the party ward Chairman, Abaribe reads, “I write to inform you of my decision to resign as a member of (the) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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“This development is consequent upon the shameful display of illegality, impunity and undemocratic decision of the party and after due consultations with my constituents.”

Resigning as a member of the party in the upper chamber of the national assembly and the minority leader in the senate, Abaribe in the addressed to the President of the Senate, Senator Lawan Ahmed, titled, “Notification of Resignation from the Membership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate,” said: “This is to notify you and my dear colleagues in the Senate that I have formally resigned my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party through my ward. This also means my resignation as (the) Minority Leader of the Senate.

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“I wish to thank you and my dear colleagues in the Leadership of the Senate for the warm camaraderie we enjoyed while I was Minority Leader.”

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