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Ex-Gov Emeka Ihedioha: Why I’m Kissing PDP Goodbye

Former Imo State’s short-lived Governor Emeka Ihedioha (2019-2020) has announced his resignation from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Ihedioha was removed as Imo Governor on 14th January 2020 by the Supreme Court of Nigeria which declared the APC candidate (Hope Uzodinma) the authentic winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election.

He explained that his exit came as a result of the conflict between his personal convictions and the party’s current direction.

Born 24th March 1965, Ihedioha was Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria from 2011 to 2015.

In a resignation letter addressed to the chairman of his Constituency, Mbutu Ward, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Ihedioha spoke of his reason for leaving.

His letter said: “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. I have had the benefit of serving and benefiting from the party at various levels.

“Regrettably, in recent times, the party has taken on a path that is at variance with my personal beliefs. 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.’

“It is in the light of the foregoing, that I am compelled to offer my resignation from the People’s Democratic Party effective immediately. While the decision was difficult to take, I, however, believe that it is the right one. Despite this resignation, I will always be available to offer my services towards the deepening of democracy and good governance in Nigeria.”

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