By Ejike Mbam, Abakaliki
Senator Obinna Ogba, who represented Ebonyi central zone and a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic party in just concluded 2023general elections, has finally resigned from the party.
Also, former House of representatives who represented Onicha, lvo, Ohaozara federal constituency, Hon.Livinus Makwe have resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), including the Labour Party LP Deputy Governorship candidate in the last general election, Prince Ajah Nwabueze.
Dumping PDP include some state working committee, Mr. James Alaka, the organizing Secretary of the party, Mrs. Joy Igwe Ex-Officio, Uchenna Nwafor Zonal Auditor, South East among others.
Six PDP local government Chairmen of the party, Agbom Friday of Ezza south, Nwofe Philip, lzzi, Nwobasi Ude Chizoba, Ohaozara , Chukwu Micheal lvo, Ifere Sunday Bright, lkwo and Ndukwe Orji Okam Edda have also tendered their resignation letter to the party party.
The PDP bigwigs resigned from the party on Sunday saying that their resignations was personal.
The party starlwarts didn’t announce the party they will likely join.
Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki,Senator Ogba, who read the resignation letter addressed to PDP Chairman Nkalagu Ward of his Ishielu local government area, said he will forever remain grateful to the party and her leaders from ward, LGA, state, zonal, and National level, saying that it was time to quit the party.
The resignation letter read in part“sir, this is to officially communicate to you of my resignation as a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This will serve as an official communication to the party from Ward, LGA, State, Zonal and National level through your office.
“ This decision is personal. As an individual, I have made my modest contribution by working for the growth and development of PDP from ward to National level since it’s creation in August 1998 at Sharaton Hotel Abuja.
“PDP on the hand as a political party and electoral platform has Contributed positively towards the growth of my political fortunes and I will forever remain grateful to the party and her leaders from ward, LGA, state, zonal to National level, but it is time to quit. On my future Political plans and arrangements, this will be properly communicated after due consultation with my immediate family, political family and associates”.
All other officials of the party, who dumped the PDP, also read their resignation letters to journalists during the press conference in Abakaliki.
Apart from the bigwigs, PDP Youth leader Ivo LGA, Ukah Samuel Aroh also dumped the PDP.
In the same vein, Hon. Chukwu Cornelius who contested Chairmanship election under PDP in the last local government election, alongside 11 councillorship contestants in the local government also announced their resignation from PDP
Also, the forum of PDP former Councillors in the area through their spokesperson Hon. Justice Uka announced their resignation from PDP.