After six months of speculation, a former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has formally resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday.
In a resignation letter he personally signed and addressed to the PDP Chairman in his Akparabong Ward of Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State, Ndoma-Egba cited reasons which necessitated his exit from the party.
The senator, who represented Cross River-Central senatorial district in the Senate between 2003 and 2015, was elected on the platform of the PDP.
In his resignation letter, Ndoma-Egba pointed out that the current policies and direction of the PDP had become inconsistent with his philosophy and commitment to democratic principles and that he could no longer pursue his “political beliefs in the party in its current state.”
The former Senate Leader said, “I returned to politics to pursue certain ideals and values, to contribute towards strengthening democracy, to give a voice to my people, a people who have been most kind and generous to me.
“Before, the PDP was strong in Cross River State because it offered members an atmosphere and opportunity for self expression within its confines. Today, those values that underline democracy have totally become strange to the party.
“I, therefore, resign my membership of the PDP forthwith and urge you to take the necessary steps to reflect this on your records,” he added.
Ndoma-Egba expressed gratitude to the party for the opportunities given to him in the past and wished it well in its future endeavours.
Last week, some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state visited Ndoma-Egba in his Abuja office where they pleaded with him to dump the PDP.