The chairman of Imo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Charles Ezekwem, resigned his position on Monday amid speculation that he is about to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ezekwem equally resigned as a member of the PDP in the state.
Recall that the Supreme Court had in a January 14 controversial judgement sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP and replaced him with APC’s Hope Uzodinma.
Last week, at least eight members of the Imo State House of Assembly cross-carpeted to the APC.
Ezekwem in a letter dated January 25 and addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, said that he resigned after consulting his family members and his supporters across the state.
The two-paragraph letter read, “In view of the prevailing circumstances within my party vis-à-vis my present standing as the state chairman of PDP Imo State and after due consultation with my family, and with the approval of my supporters, I hereby tender my resignation as PDP chairman, Imo State, also as a member of the party in the ward of Okigwe LGA which has been duly communicated to the ward chairman.
“I thank the teaming population of PDP Imo State who thoughtfully elected me as their state chairman. I sincerely regret all the inconveniences the party faced . I thank the party for the support they gave me and the opportunity to serve in that capacity.”
Ezekwem is also the board chairman of Heartland FC of Owerri, owned by the state government.
Notwithstanding the reasons adduced by Mr. Ezekwem for his resignation, he could be seen as a fair-weather politician lacking integrity and philosophy.
See below his resignation letter: