Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State, including Senator Obinna Ogba who represented Ebonyi central zone between 2015 and 2023, and the former House of Representatives member, Chief Livinus Makwa, have resigned their party’s membership.
Some state working committee including James Alaka, the organizing Secretary of the party; Mrs. Joy Igwe, Ex-Officio; Uchenna Nwafor, Zonal Auditor South East among others also defected from the party.
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.
The PDP bigwigs resigned from the party on Sunday, noting that their resignation was due to personal reasons.
However, none of the party stalwarts have announced any political party to join as of the time of filing this report.
Addressing journalists in Abakaliki, Senator Ogba who was flanked by the PDP bigwigs, read a resignation letter addressed to PDP Chairman Nkalagu Ward of his Ishielu local government area. He stated that he will forever remain grateful to the party and its leaders from ward, LGA, state, zonal to National level, noting however that it was time to quit the party.
The resignation reads “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 its creation in August 1998 at Sharaton Hotel Abuja.
“PDP on the other 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.
Also, the PDP Youth leader, Ivo LGA, Ukah Samuel Aroh has also declared his defection from the party.
In the same vein, Hon. Chukwu Cornelius (Oriokata) who contested Chairmanship election under PDP in the last local government election alongside 11 councillorship contestants in the local government have 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.