By Ademola Adeleye and Elohor Igbru Abuja
Frontline Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has quit.
Obi not only quit the PDP presidential race, he also bid goodbyes to the party. And this is just as he was fast becoming a cult figure in Nigeria and the hope of many young people who believe he is the next best thing for Nigeria.
In 2019, Obi was vice presidential candidate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on the platform of the PDP but lost in a controversial manner to the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.
In the build up to the primaries of the PDP, Obi has been dissecting the problems of Nigeria and providing verifiable solutions to them. His reputation for frugality has been seen as a score point.
In a letter released to InfactNG on Wednesday and addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyochia Ayu, Obi thanked the party but said his presidential ambition will now take “another route.”
See Letter Here:
Anxiety in PDP.
Top officials of the PDP who spoke to our correspondent in Abuja said Obi’s resignation was a surprise.
Sources say that Obi might have envisaged that there is a gang up against him and he would perform poorly in the primaries, necessitating his prompt resignation.
This newspaper gathered that many top officials of the party are in damage control mood to stem the anxiety that has crept into the party.