The South East Coordinator and 4 State Coordinators of the Peter Support Network, a group for the Presidential campaign of former Anambra state governor Peter Obi, have withdrawn their membership and posts.
Members of the group from the Southeast region made their decision known in a letter to Mr Obi.
Peter Obi on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from the presidential race in the PDP.
He later announced he has joined the Labour Party to pursue his 2023 presidential ambition.
But Leaders of the Peter Obi Support Group in the five states of the region said they remain, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and risk being punished for anti-party activities, should they continue their campaign for the former Anambra governor.
“With the recent developments that led to our principal moving to another political party, we the undersigned hereby resign our positions as Regional and State coordinators for the Peter Obi Support Network.
“We have been watching with studied introspection with a view to making an informed decision on the unfolding events.
“The irrefutable truth is that all of us are very staunch supporters of His Excellency, Peter Obi.
“We have a very firm belief that the South East has been marginalized in the matter of the apex leadership of Nigeria, and this has to be addressed and redressed.
“We are members of the People’s Democratic Party PDP and we found His Excellency, Peter Obi as the best option among the array of aspirants in the PDP.
“Given the above, however, and the fact that no internal processes to communicate such weighty decision, that would have given us room and time to weigh our options was followed, we as loyal party members would want to consult fully in view of the move by His Excellency Mr Peter Obi to the Labour Party.
“As card-carrying members of PDP, it will be anti-party for us to continue as members and officials of Peter Obi Support Network at a time that the promotion of the Labour Party is going on within the Peter Obi Support Network,” the group said.
Signatories to the letter are Nze Ugo-Akpe Onwuka, Ken Agbim, Amaechi Chukwu, Udem Florence Ndidi and Nwanwelugo Anonye.