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Imo State PDP chairman resigns weeks after Ihedioha’s Supreme Court loss

Two weeks after the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha, Imo state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Charles Ezekwem, has resigned.

Newsflah247 gathered that Ezekwem resignation that his action was to avoid a plot by a clique in his party, PDP, planning for his suspension ahead of this year’s party congress.

Though, Ezekwem, has not officially announced his move to another political party. But he could be tilting towards the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Recall that the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as governor of the state and affirmed Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the 2019 governorship election.

In a letter dated January 25 and addressed to the party’s national chairman, Ezekwem said his decision to quit is based on the “prevailing circumstances” in the state chapter of the party.

He added that he has also resigned as a member of the party in his ward at Okigwe local government area.

“In view of the prevailing circumstances within my party vis-a-vis my present standing as the State Chairman of the PDP Imo State and after due consultation with my family, and with the approval of my supporters, I hereby tender my resignation as PDP Chairman Imo State; also as a member of the party in the ward of Okigwe LGA which has been duly communicated to the Ward Chairman,” the letter read.

“I thank the teaming population of PDP Imo State who thoughtfully elected me as their State Chairman, i sincerely regret all the inconveniences the party faced. I thank the party for the support they gave me and the opportunity to serve in that capacity.”

Last week, nine members of the state house of assembly defected to the APC .

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Uche Emmanuel

Uche Emmanuel is a seasoned editor and reporter. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. He studied Psychology. A blogger for the past 5 years.

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