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Former Senate President leaves PDP

06 February 2016, 20:01

Lagos - Ken Nnamani, who served as the President of the Nigerian Senate, has formally announced that he will be leaving the People’s Democratic Party after 19 years.

Premium Times reported that Nnamani produced a statement entitled “PDP, the Burden and My Conscience” whereby he stated that he was unhappy in his current status and was leaving the party.  

Nnamani joined the PDP in 1999 and served as the Senate President from 2005 to 2007. 

“I do not believe I should continue to be a member of the PDP as it is defined today. This is certainly not the party I joined years ago to help change my country. I do not also believe that the PDP as it is managed today will provide an opportunity for me to continue to play the politics of principles.”

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“Therefore, today I resign my membership of the PDP. In stepping out of partisan politics for the meantime, I will continue to be politically engaged. I will also continue to support the government and all the elected officers in Nigeria to repositioning the nation,” Nnamani wrote. 

Nnamani said that he and other concerned party members met in November 2015 where they discussed changes that should be made to the party but their concerns were not heard. 

Read Nnamani’s full statement at Premium Times

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