His resignation was communicated via a letter, titled Resignation form People Democratic Party(PDP) and withdrawal from the Presidential contest, dated Tuesday May 24th 2022 and addressed to the chairman of the party, stated that his resignation. became effective on friday May 20th.
Full text of his resignation letter reads:
“I am wrIting to intimate of my resignation from the People Democratic Party(PDP), which was conveyed to the Chairman of Agulu Ward 2, Anocha LGA, Anambra, effective Friday 20 May 2022. Consequently,, i am by this letter informing you of my withdrawal for the PDP Presidential Primaries.”
“It has been a great honour to contribute to nation building efforts through our party. Unfortunately, recent developments within our party make it practically impossible to continue participating and making much constructive contributions.”