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Just in: Reps ex-Deputy Speaker Ihedioha quits PDP

...cites a misalignment between his personal beliefs and the current trajectory of the main opposition party

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The main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has lost another chieftain as former governor of Imo State and one-time Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, has resigned his membership in the party.

He cited a misalignment between his personal beliefs and the current trajectory of the main opposition party in his resignation letter to the PDP chairman in Mbutu Ward, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of the state.

The former governor expressed his dedication to the advancement of democracy and good governance in the country, despite his decision to step away from the PDP.

According to Ihedioha, having been a member of the party since its inception in 1998, he has contributed immensely to its growth and evolution.

He, however, lamented recent developments within the PDP, stating that it has deviated from its core principles.

Ihedioha also expressed concerns over the party’s inability to carry out internal reforms, uphold its own regulations, and effectively oppose the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“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 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,” Ihedioha said.

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