The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Imo state youth leader, Comrade Chibueze Ahanonu, on Tuesday, May 26; resigned his position from the party as the spate of resignations within the party continues.
Ahanonu made this disclosure to newsmen in Owerri after tendering his resignation letter at the party’s secretariat.
1st News had reported that other PDP state executive members who have resigned their positions from the party, include; Publicity Secretary, Damian Opara; state Assistant Financial Secretary, Maximian Okedu; as well as state chairman of the party, Charles Ezekwem.
Ahanonu also said his resignation was precipitated by a few individuals who have hijacked the party for their self-centered reasons.
It was further garnered that this latest situation has created a rift within the party.
A source said: “We do not understand the type of resignation of members of our state executives. It was our state chairman, followed by the state publicity secretary and now the assistant Financial Secretary, have resigned.
“This is not good for our party. There is a need to end this embarrassment, we don’t need this in our party, PDP, the PDP, should be strengthening its party and not seeing its members abandoning the party.
“I know more people will resign. Our party must start reaching out to other people to find out their problem and end it now.”
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike has announced the cancellation of the COVID-19 lockdown intended to resume on Wednesday, May 26; on Obio/Akpor as well as Port Harcourt Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers State.
Wike also implored residents in the state to comply with the federal government curfew earlier imposed 8 pm-6 am curfew from 2 June till further notice.
He said, “After a comprehensive review of measures taken and considerations by well-meaning members of the public; the State Security Council has cancelled the proposed lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt LGAs.
“In essence, no part of Rivers is or will be under any lockdown from this moment and this will be so, except where it becomes necessary again.”