Peter Obi dumps the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), pulls out of presidential primaries.
Peter Obi, the presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has resigned from contesting for the seat of the president of Nigeria under the party.
Peter Obi’s exit is coming on the eve of hotly-contested presidential primaries, as the politician expressed fears he might be humiliated at the convention in Abuja.
Mr Obi confirmed his exit on Wednesday evening, saying he caught wind of a gang up against him.
He did not immediately disclose his next platform.
The development is expected to put additional spotlight on the PDP’s primaries scheduled to be held in Abuja this weekend, where Mr Obi was initially seen as a front runner in a race that includes Atiku Abubakar, Nyesom Wike, Dele Momodu, Bukola Saraki and other bigwigs.
A spokesman for the PDP did not immediately return a request seeking comments.
A source familiar with the development said Mr Obi feared he might be robbed of his votes at the convention, wooing to his widespread popularity and fame amongst everyday Nigerians.
In a letter to the party chairman, Mr Obi appreciated his membership and left open future collaboration in service to the country.
Source: People’s Gazette