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Ex-Deputy Speaker, Ihedioha Quits PDP



Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Emeka Ihedioha on Tuesday resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ihedioha, also a former Imo governor said this in a letter addressed to the ward chairman of the party at Mbutu in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

The ex-governor, cited the inability of the party to carry out internal reforms as his reason for quitting. “Since 1998, I have contributed my quota to the development and transformation of the 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 been on a path that is at variance with my personal belief,” he said.
Ihedioha added: ” In spite of 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 (APC).

“It is in the light of the foregoing, that I am compelled to offer my resignation from the PDP effective immediately.”

He said although quitting the party was a difficult decision, he believed that it was the right thing to do.
“In spite of this resignation, I will always be available to offer my services towards the deepening of democracy and good governance in Nigeria,” he said.

Ihedioha, who served as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, also served as Imo governor from May 29, 2019 to Jan.14, 2020. His tenure as governor was cut short by a Supreme Court judgment in favoured Sen. Hope Uzodimma of the APC. (NAN)

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