According to Mike Onyeze, the Zonal Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State’s Enugu North Senatorial District, the party will make efforts to win back Senator Chukwuka Utazi.
In response to Utazi’s PDP departure, Onyeze made this statement in Nsukka on Monday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He claimed he might have some complaints against the party based on the resignation letter that Utazi sent to his ward chairman.
The Zonal Chairman promised that the party will get in touch with Utazi to try to work out a resolution to the issues.
“Utazi might be upset over his decision to quit the party he has been a part of since 1998.
In order for him to retract the resignation letter, the party will get in touch with him to see whether the issues can be settled.
There will inevitably be disputes in any organization, he said, including among family members. However, most conflicts are settled amicably following dialogue.
In a letter dated October 25, Utazi, the immediate past senator for the Enugu North Senatorial District, resigned from the PDP in his Nkpologu Ward, Uzo Uwani LGA. The letter was sent to Chief Rob Ezeagu, the party chairman.
Utazi, who served as the district’s representative from 2015 to 2023, announced his departure from the party, citing the erosion of the principles that first drew him in 1998.
“My only choice is to depart and locate a different organization that will provide me with sufficient chances to perform at my best and support the advancement of the country,” stated Utazi.
Utazi wrote in the letter, “Thank you for your cooperation and understanding thus far.”
When reached, Utazi acknowledged that he had informed Ezeagu, the PDP chairman in the Nkpologu ward, in writing that he was leaving the party.
I wrote to the ward chairman in 1998 to inform him that I was leaving the party (PDP) because I had entered through my ward in Nkpologu.
“I also forwarded a copy of my letter of resignation to the PDP National Headquarters in Abuja.
He declared, “As of right now, I haven’t joined any other political party. When I do, I will notify the public.”