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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu state has witnessed dozens of resignation of her notable members since after the 2023 Governorship Election wherein Labour Party (LP) decimated the party.

Since 1999, PDP has been the rulling party in the state till this year’s general elections which came like a tsunami.


Out of the three Senatorial positions in Enugu state, Labour Party in a landslide victory, won two seats.

Out of the eight house of representatives positions in the state, Labour Party won seven, leaving just one for PDP.

In the twenty-four member State Assembly positions, Labour Party gave a terrible blow and clinched fourteen seats, leaving PDP with ten seats.

Today again, the immediate past senator of Enugu North Senatorial Zone, Chief Chukwuka Utazi resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Daily Gazette reports that he announced his resignation through a letter dated October 25, 2023, and addressed to the Chairman of PDP, Nkpologwu ward, in Uzouwani local government area, Chief Rob Ezeagu.

In the letter obtained by Daily Gazette, Senator Utazi said;

“It is with reservation that I resign my membership of the People’s Democratic party which I had the privilege of being a foundation member at it’s inception in 1998.”

“Reason being that those ideals that attracted me to the party have since receded into oblivion leaving me with no option than to leave and find another party that will afford me with ample opportunity to operate maximally and contribute to national development”

“I am therefore wishing you all well as you continue to work hard to eke out a living in the best way possible understand the present circumstances”

“Thanks for your understanding and cooperation so far” it concluded.

On whether he is joining the APC or Labour Party, Senator Utazi did not announce his next move.

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