Presidential aspirant, Peter Obi has on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he withdraws from the presidential primaries.
Obi confirmed the news on his verified Twitter handle.
Obi’s confirmation comes amidst reports that he had withdrawn from the race for the PDP presidential ticket.
His withdrawal from the race was contained in a letter written to the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, on May 24, 2022.
There have been speculations that the former Governor of Anambra State may join the Labour Party or New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to actualise his presidential ambition.
The 60-year-old politician has been enjoying massive turnout in campaigns, and support from Nigerians at home and in the diaspora.
Commenting on Obi’s decision, the Director General, Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, urged Nigerians to keep hope alive and assured that the former Anambra Governor would be on the ballot for the 2023 presidential election.
The development has taken many Nigerians by surprise.