Ex-Abia First Lady, Odochi Orji dumps PDP

Former First Lady of Abia State, Mrs Odochi Orji, has resigned her membership of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

This was contained in her resignation letter dated May 21, 2024, and addressed to her Umuahia Urban Ward 1 Chairman of PDP.

Her resignation comes barely three weeks after her son and the immediate past Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Chinedum Orji, also announced his departure from the PDP.

The former First Lady, whose husband, Senator Theodore Orji, governed Abia State from 2007 to 2015, cited personal reasons for quitting the ‘Big Umbrella.’

She, however, did not disclose her next destination.

A copy of her resignation letter in Umuahia read: “I write to formally resign as a member of the PDP with effect from this day, May 21, 2024, for personal reasons.

“Thank you for your support during my tenure as the First Lady of Abia and until date a strong supporter of the party. I wish you all the best.”

She copied the Abia State Chairman of the PDP as well as the Acting National Chairman of the party.

It is not yet clear if her husband and former governor, who ruled most of his eight years under the platform of the PDP, and also went to the Senate for another eight years under the PDP platform, would also quit the Big Umbrella.

Contacted, Senator Orji’s Aide and former Chief Liaison Officer, Hon Ifeanyi Umere, confirmed that the former First Lady had resigned from the PDP.

DAILY POST recalls that the PDP in the South East, has been hit by a wave of resignation in recent times since the former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, dumped the party.