More trouble for Ebonyi PDP as former governorship aspirant quits

The implosion of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has continued as a former governorship aspirant, Christian Usulor, has resigned his membership of the party.

The former member of Ebonyi State Assembly, who represented Ezza South State Constituency between 2011 to 2023, announced his resignation in a letter dated June 8, 2024, forwarded to his Ward chairman.

The Ebonyi State PDP has been in serious crisis which affected its chances during the 2023 general election.

After the election, many chieftains of the party defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

However, as peace was being expected in the party, the National Working Committee, NWC, appointed a caretaker committee to run the party’s affairs.

This caused a fresh crisis, with many bigwigs angrily rejecting the decision and threatening to dump the party.

Usulor, in the letter, said the decision to quit the PDP was due to the crisis which led to factionalisation of the party.

He recalled that he had last month issued a one week ultimatum to the national leadership of the party to wade into the crisis and correct the anomalies in the state chapter, which was not heeded.

According to him, the national leadership had worsened the crisis in the party by appointing known members of other political parties into the state caretaker committee, a decision that did not go down well with stakeholders in the state.

He said he took the decision to resign from the party after due consultation with his followers, supporters, and well-wishers.

The former lawmaker said it will serve no meaningful political interest for himself, political associates and supporters to stay in a sinking party.

“As an individual, I have made my modest contribution by working for the growth and development of PDP,” he said.

The party, he also noted, has equally contributed positively towards the growth of his political fortunes culminating in his representing his constituency for three terms at the State Assembly.

“That is something I will always cherish. I do hope that this my resignation will be accepted in good faith by you and other members of the party.

“I will remain forever grateful to the party and her leaders from the ward, LGA, state, zonal to national level but it is time to quit,” he said.

Usulor, son of Late Senator Usulor, further noted that his resignation will enable him explore other options that may accommodate his political aspirations and that of his associates and teeming supporters.

On his future political plans, the former lawmaker noted that he will make his decision known after due consultation with his immediate family, political followers and associates.

More trouble for Ebonyi PDP as former governorship aspirant quits

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