Presidential Aspirant, Peter Obi, has withdrawn from the presidential race of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He made known his withdrawal from the party’s primary in a letter dated May 24 and addressed to the National Chairman of the main opposition party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
The former governor of Anambra State also announced his resignation from the PDP, besides pulling out of the contest for the party’s presidential ticket barely three days to the exercise.
He informed the PDP chairman that he has since conveyed his resignation and withdrawal from the primary to the Chairman of Agulu Ward 2, his ward in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to him, he took the decision to leave the party because of his firm commitment to rescuing Nigeria, even if the route differs.
Although Obi said it was a great honour to contribute to nation-building efforts through PDP, he lamented that the recent developments within the PDP have made it practically impossible for him to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.
The former governor said the nation’s challenges are deep-seated and require profound sacrifices towards rescuing the country.