PDP federal lawmaker writes Sheriff, resigns his membership

 – Senator Emmanuel Anosike has written the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to inform him of his resignation from the party

– The Senator expressed dissatisfaction with the happening in the Anambra state chapter of the PDP

– Senator Anosike opened up on some events that propelled his decision to abstain from the party



The country’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost another strong member.

Leadership reports that Senator Emmanuel Anosike, on Tuesday, April 12, in a letter addressed to the party’s national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff announced his resignation from the party.

Senator Anosike, who represented Anambra North in the 6th senate, allegedly reflected on the current state of the party and tendered his resignation letter.

It was gathered that Anosike posited that the PDP needs a rebirth or renewal with enlightened and educated persons at the helm of leadership.

The Senator, who was silent on the party he is moving to hinted that his decision to dump the PDP was reflective of the state of the party in Anambra state.


The letter revealed that Anosike described happenings in his state chapter of the party as “ominous baggages” saying: “based on the foregoing and in line with democratic principles, I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”

The party chieftain, who was a former governorship running mate traced injustices and impunity within the state’s chapter of the party from the denial of Prof. ABC Nwosu ticket to the infamous kidnap of current minister of labour and then governor of the state, Senator Chris Ngige.

Anosike further stated that while he was showing solidarity to Ngige during the incident, he was consequently kicked out of the Senate.

“I was hurried out of the senate by the machinery of the PDP. The court of Appeal upheld other senate elections in Anambra State but annulled mine on terribly unabashed flimsy tenets that could not survive slight judicial introspection,” he said.

The Senator in the letter also mentioned the ugly wrestling and castrations that thwarted the government of ex-governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju, which he noted was the “first open display of undermining general over-riding interests with scornful disdain.”

Senator Anosike also reflected on his travails as a governorship running mate to Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of central bank, describing it as the most revolting and callous show of anti-party disorders.

“The nuisance value of the PDP and its hierarchy was amply displayed during the Soludo’s candidature. Suits and counter suits rolled on till one week to the elections; engineered by the so called leaders of the party tormenting and destabilizing the party candidates.

“I believe it (PDP) needs a rebirth or renewal with enlightened and educated persons at its leadership the leadership rein.

“This leadership has to operate at the points and levels that political parties in other parts of the civilized world operate,” he said.

The PDP is yet to get its rightful stand in the political arena of Nigeria since the party loose grip of power at the centre. The party’s lost at the 2015 presidential election was largely caused by internal dispute that led to the walking away of some key members including governor who posses cult-like followership in their various states.

The opposition party recently suffered another big blow as it was reported that no fewer than 5,000 of its members dumped it for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state.

Leadership reports that the defectors included PDP in the MINDA extraction of the Benue North-west senatorial district. The PDP members reportedly burnt their membership cards and held the broom to mark their decamping to APC. Several political units including political clubs and associations in MINDA as well as traditional groups were led into the APC fold at the JS Tarka foundation in Makurdi.

A unit leader of the defectors from Sherev in Guma LGA, Mike Adyo, said they cannot risk the folly of belonging to the opposition to antagonize the administration of Governor Ortom hence he an indigene of the council area assured that they are behind the governor to enhance development.
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