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Ex-deputy speaker, Ihedioha quits PDP


Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party, a party he has been affiliated with since its inception in 1998.

Ihedioha, who played a significant role in the formation of the PDP, highlighted the party’s failure to implement internal reforms and provide effective opposition as the primary reasons for his departure.

In a statement titled “Resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party,” Ihedioha reflected on his longstanding commitment to the party’s growth and evolution.

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“Since 1998, I have been actively involved in the development and transformation of the People’s Democratic Party as one of its founding members. Throughout these years, I have taken pride in the belief that the PDP would consistently pursue internal reforms and offer credible leadership to the people, whether in government or in opposition,” Ihedioha stated.

However, Ihedioha expressed disappointment with the recent direction of the party, which he believes contradicts his core principles.

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“Unfortunately, in recent times, the party has strayed from the path I envisioned. Despite my efforts to provide guidance, the party has regrettably failed to implement internal reforms, uphold its own regulations, or present credible opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress,” he lamented.

Recognizing the gravity of his decision, Ihedioha stressed the necessity of his resignation.

“In light of these circumstances, I am compelled to tender my resignation from the People’s Democratic Party with immediate effect. While this decision was not taken lightly, I firmly believe it is the right course of action,” he affirmed.

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Despite stepping away from the PDP, Ihedioha reiterated his commitment to promoting democracy and good governance in Nigeria.

“Even in the wake of my resignation, I remain dedicated to contributing to the advancement of democracy and the pursuit of good governance in our nation,” he concluded.