Senator Utazi dumps PDP, shops for new party

Chukwuka Utazi, a former senator representing Enugu-North senatorial district, says he quit the Peoples Democratic Party because the “ideals that attracted him to the party have receded into oblivion.”

The senator, who represented the district between 2015 and 2023, submitted his resignation letter to the chairman of PDP in the Nkpologu ward of Uzo-Uwani LGA, Robert Ezeagu, on Sunday.

“It is with reservation that I resign my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, which I had the privilege of being a foundation member at its inception in 1998.

“The reason being that those ideals that attracted me to the party have since receded into oblivion, leaving me with no option but to leave and find another party that will afford me ample opportunity to operate maximally and contribute to national development,” stated the letter.

The letter added, “I am therefore wishing you all well as you continue to work hard to eke out a living in the best way possible under the present circumstances. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation so far.”

The former senator, however, did not disclose if he was joining the ruling APC or another party.