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BREAKING: Former PDP presidential aspirant dumps party

Dr Cosmos Ndukwe, a 2023 presidential aspirant of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has resigned his membership of the party.

Ndukwe’s resignation was contained in a letter written by the former deputy speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, to the chairman of his Item C Ward in Bende Local Government Area, and copied to the state chairman of the party, Hon. Asiforo Okere; and the acting national chairman, Umar Damagum.

Ndukwe, a former chief of staff to the governor and commissioner for works under ex-Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, cited personal reasons, current commitments and aspirations for his decision to quit the opposition party.

He commended the party for giving him the platform to come to political limelight, and wished it success in the state.

The letter, which was posted on his Facebook page on Monday morning reads: “I hope this letter finds you well. It is with a heavy heart that I compose this correspondence to tender my resignation as a member and stakeholder in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Abia State, effective immediately.

“My decision to resign as a member within the party stems from personal reasons and reflections on my current commitments and aspirations.

“After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that potting out of PDP is the best course of action for me at this time.

“I am immensely grateful for the opportunities that the PDP has afforded me during my tenure as a Councillor, Deputy Chairman Local Government, Chief of Staff to Executive Governor of Abia State, Deputy Speaker Abia 6th House of Assembly and Presidential Aspirant PDP 2023.

“Serving within the party has been a privilege, and I have valued the relationships I have built with fellow members, as well as the chance to contribute to the party’s objectives and ideals.

“I want to express my appreciation to you, the Ward Executive Committee, and all members of the PDP Abia State for the support and camaraderie extended to me throughout my association with the party.

“While I may be stepping away from my formal role, I remain committed to the principles of democracy and the progress of our great state Abia.

“Please consider this letter as my formal resignation from all duties and responsibilities associated with my position as a member and stakeholder in the PDP Abia State.

“I wish the PDP Abia State continued success in all its endeavors, and I extend my best wishes for the future. Thank you once again for the opportunities and experiences.”

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