2023: Peter Obi decamps from PDP, alleges gang up ahead presidential primaries [READ FULL RESIGNATION LETTER]
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Peter Obi, has left the main opposition platform.
Obi’s exit, coming on the eve of hotly-contested presidential primaries, came as the politician expressed fears he might be humiliated at the convention in Abuja.
Obi, who recently met with British government officials in the United Kingdom, said he dumped the PDP after learning of a gang up against him.
He did not immediately disclose his next party.
The development is expected to put additional spotlight on the PDP’s primaries scheduled to be held in Abuja this weekend, where Obi was initially seen as major contender in a race that includes former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Rivers governor Nyesom Wike, Ovation publisher Dele Momodu, former Senate President Bukola Saraki and other bigwigs.
PDP was yet to react to Obi’s exit as of the time of filing this report.
Obi feared he might not do well at the convention, despite his widespread popularity and fame amongst everyday Nigerians, a source reportedly said.
In a letter to the party chairman, Obi appreciated his membership and left open future collaboration in service to the country.