The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State, Charles Ezekwem, has resigned his position.
Ezekwem equally resigned as a member of the PDP in the state.
Ezekwem in a letter dated January 25 and was cited by The PUNCH in Owerri on Monday and addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, said that he resigned after consulting his family members and his supporters across the state.
The letter which was titled “Letter of Resignation” was copied to the state publicity secretary of the party, the chairman of the party in Okigwe Local Government Area and his ward chairman, Urban ward 11, Okigwe LGA.
The two-paragraph letter read, “In view of the prevailing circumstances within my party vis-à-vis my present standing as the state chairman of PDP Imo State and after due consultation with my family, and with the approval of my supporters, I hereby tender my resignation as PDP chairman, Imo State, also as a member of the party in the ward of Okigwe LGA which has been duly communicated to the ward chairman.
“I thank the teaming population of PDP Imo State who thoughtfully elected me as their state chairman. I sincerely regret all the inconveniences the party faced . I thank the party for the support they gave me and the opportunity to serve in that capacity.”
Meanwhile, speculations are rife in the state that Ezekwem resigned in order to join the All Progressives Congress.
Others said that he resigned in order to safeguard his job as the board chairman of Heartland FC of Owerri, owned by the state government.