Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He also resigned as the Minority Leader in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
This was contained in separate letters to the ward chairman of the PDP in the Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and the President of the Senate in the National Assembly.
In a letter addressed to the party’s ward Chairman, titled ‘Resignation of my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,’ he wrote, “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.”
In a letter titled, ‘Notification of Resignation from the Membership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate,’ and addressed to the President of the Senate, Senator Lawan Ahmed, he wrote, “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.”
Abaribe, a top contender for the party’s governorship ticket in Abia State announced his withdrawal from the primary about 78 hours earlier.