Barely 24 hours to his reception by the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia has resigned his membership of the Urban Ward I of APGA.
His letter of resignation, dated Aug. 10, was sent to the chairman of the party in the ward and copied to its National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, the state chairman, Mr Morgan Anyalechi, and the chairman of the party in the Umuahia North council.
A copy of the letter, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reads: “I write to inform you, other officers and members of APGA of the resignation of my membership of the party.
“I appreciate the solidarity and warmness with which I was received into APGA and say that I am leaving the party due to the greater yearnings of Abians.
“We shall ever, always find a common ground to work together in our future political endavour. Please accept the assurances of my warmest regards.”
Anyalechi told NAN that as of Aug. 25, he told the state working committee of the party that Orji was a card-carrying member of the party.
He said the governors’ membership of the party was brief but very memorable, adding that “we had nice time with him and he extended invitations to us.