Former Enugu State Governor Chimaroke Nnamani has officially left the Peoples Democratic Party after months of rumors.
Nnamani made his choice public in a statement that he signed and made accessible to news reporters on Monday in Abuja.
During the 2023 elections, he actively advocated for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the current president-elect of the All Progressives Congress, against Atiku Abubakar, the nominee of his own party.
A mere 24 hours after failing in his effort to be re-elected to the Senate on the same platform, the former governor of Enugu State and current senator for Enugu East announced his departure from the PDP.
He also thanked his constituents for their unwavering support over the years.
Senator Nnamani claimed that after consulting with both his allies and constituents, he had made the decision to leave the PDP due to irreconcilable differences with the party’s national leadership.
He stated that he had moved on and hoped that his small contributions to the growth of his constituency would serve as the foundation for his successors.
The federal legislator thanked Nigerians, particularly the political family of Ebeano, and asked them to be strong in the years to come.
He committed to work with President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu going forward, according to part of his statement: “The former Governor reiterated his acquaintance with him.
“Senator Nnamani expressed optimism that a Tinubu Administration will promote good governance ,rule of law and human rights for the interest of all Nigerians.”