A frontline Peoples Democratic Party, presidential aspirant, Peter Obi has withdrawn from the race two days to the primary.
The former governor of Anambra State in two letters addressed to the National Chairman of the party and the Chairman of his ward in Agulu, Aniocha Local Government Area of the state.
The letter personnaly signed by Mr. Obi says “it has been a great honour to contribute to nation building efforts through the party.” He said recent development has made it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contribution.
His letter of resignation was read out at the national headquarters of the PDP by Doyin Okupe who is a member of his presidential campaign council.
On Saturday, one week to the primary, supporters of Peter Obi held a one million man march for him accross some cities of the country.
It remains unclear why the soft-spoken businessman turned politician threw in the towel even after wide consultations that took him round the country.
On Monday, it was reported that Mr. Obi was invited to the United Kingdom for a meeting with the British Prime Minister. Whether this development is a fallout of the meeting remains unknown.
Mr. Obi won his governorship election in 2003, as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, though his inauguration was delayed till 2006.
After the leaving office in 2004, he left APGA and joined the PDP few days after.
Fingers are crossed to observe the next politcal move Mr. Obi will be making. It may not be suprising if the former governor of Anambra state announces desire to continue the quest to become the next president as the flagbearer of another poltical party.