Nigeria’s former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement signed by the former Senate president on Saturday, Nnamani said he was leaving PDP because the party was following a different path and status.
He however said he was leaving the party without any bitterness.
He recalled that he and other concerned members of the party made gathered at the party secretariat in November 2015 to push for change but they were dismissed.
“We were simply dismissed. They simply said they would get back to us. We haven’t heard from them since then…those who led us to defeat have continued to hold the party down.
“In the circumstance, I have to move on and get on with my life.”
“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 and values which I set for myself as a young man on leaving graduate school and working for a large multinational in the United States in the 70s and 80s.
“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.
“I will also constructively criticize them when by commission or omission they take actions that could damage the prospects of transforming Nigeria into a productive, merit-based and honestly governed country.”