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JUST IN: After pulling out of Abia gubernatorial race, Abaribe dumps PDP, resigns as senate minority leader

Senate Minority Leader and governorship aspirant in Abia State, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and resigned as the Minority Leader of the Nigerian Senate.

The senator confirmed his exit from the PDP and as a minority leader in both the party and the Senate in separate letters to the ward chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and the President of the Senate in the National Assembly.

Recall that he withdrew from the PDP governorship primaries scheduled on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, citing imaginary delegates list, lack of transparency as reasons for his withdrawal.

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He said his next move would be communicated at the appropriate time.

In one of the letters titled “Resignation of my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,” addressed to the party ward Chairman, Abaribe said: , “I write to inform you of my decision to resign as a member of (the) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“This development is consequent upon the shameful display of illegality, impunity and undemocratic decision of the party and after due consultations with my constituents,” the letter reads.


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In the second letter confirming is resignation from PDP and as senate minority leader addressed to the senate, Senator Lawan Ahmed, Abaribe said; “This is to notify you and my dear colleagues in the Senate that I have formally resigned my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party through my ward. This also means my resignation as (the) Minority Leader of the Senate.

“I wish to thank you and my dear colleagues in the Leadership of the Senate for the warm camaraderie we enjoyed while I was Minority Leader,” he said.

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Meanwhile, discrete findings disclosed that Rev. Augustine Ihemere, the chairman Abia state All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), accompanied by other party State exco members recently paid Abaribe courtesy visit in his Obingwa country home and urged him to run on its platform.

It was even gathered that the APGA State leadership had bought N10m expression of interest and gubernatorial nomination forms for Abaribe.

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