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Former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha Resigns from PDP Amid Party Conflicts

Former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ihedioha’s decision to leave the party comes amid lingering internal conflicts within the PDP’s national leadership, which have yet to be resolved despite extended deliberations.

In a letter dated April 23 and addressed to his ward chairman in Mbutu, Aboh-Mbaise LGA, Ihedioha cited his long-standing commitment to the PDP since its founding in 1998.

However, he expressed disappointment with the party’s recent trajectory, stating that it has deviated from his personal beliefs and core values

The letter, titled “Resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party,” read: “Since 1998, I have contributed my quota to the development and transformation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one of the founding members.

All these years, I have taken pride in the fact that the PDP is a party that will always look inward for internal reforms and provide credible leadership for the people, whether in power or outside power.”

Ihedioha went on to express regret that the party has been unable to enforce its own rules, carry out internal reforms, or offer credible opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Despite my attempt to offer counsel, the party is, sadly no longer able to carry out internal reforms, enforce its own rules or offer credible opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress,” he stated.

Consequently, Ihedioha felt compelled to resign from the PDP, believing it to be the right course of action despite its difficulty.

He reaffirmed his commitment to democracy and good governance in Nigeria, pledging to continue offering his services towards these causes.

Ihedioha’s resignation marks a significant development within the PDP, as he is a prominent figure and a long-time ally of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

His departure could further deepen the existing divisions within the party and raise questions about its ability to unite and present a formidable opposition to the APC.

The PDP has been grappling with internal conflicts and leadership challenges, which have impacted its cohesion and effectiveness as an opposition party.

With Ihedioha’s resignation, the party faces yet another hurdle in its efforts to rebuild and strengthen its position ahead of the next general elections.

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