Former Governor of Enugu State and senator representing Enugu East in the upper legislative chamber, Chimaroke Nnamani, has formally resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party just as he was thanking his supporters for their unwavering support over the years.
His resignation came after he lost a return bid to the Senate to Labour Party’s candidate Kelvin Chukwu in the rescheduled February 25 election due to the gruesome murder of the original LP candidate, Oyibo Chuwkwu, who happened to be the senior brother to the eventual winner.
In a statement released on Monday, Nnamani claimed that after consulting with both his associates and supporters, he had made the decision to leave the PDP due to irreconcilable differences with the party’s national leadership.
He stated that he had moved on and hoped that his small contributions to the growth of his constituency would serve as the foundation for his successors.
The Chairman of Senate Committee on Cooperation & Integration in Africa/NEPAD thanked Nigerians especially the Ebeano political family and urged them to remain steadfast in the years ahead.
He reaffirmed his acquaintance with the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and promised to continue to partner with him.
Nnamani expressed optimism that a Tinubu administration will promote good governance, rule of law and human rights for the interest of all Nigerians.
The PDP had earlier announced his expulsion from the party, an action Nnamani moved to challenge in court, saying he was not given fair hearing before being sanctioned.