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Hayatu-Deen withdraws from PDP presidential contest

A presidential aspirant under the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has withdrew from the presidential race a few hours before the party’s primaries.

This was contained in a letter addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, on Friday.

The letter was titled “Why I am stepping down as a presidential aspirant of the Peoples’ Democratic Party”.

He noted that his decision to pull out of the race was due to the obscene monetisation of the contest.

“I wish to reiterate that I did not join party politics and to contest for the presidency because of personal gains and inordinate ambition, but in order to serve our country.

“It is therefore based on personal principles and with great humility that I have decided after wide consultations to withdraw from this contest which has been obscenely monetized”, Hayatu-Deen noted in the letter.

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A presidential aspirant under the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has withdrew from the presidential race a few hours before the party’s primaries.

This was contained in a letter addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, on Friday.

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The letter was titled “Why I am stepping down as a presidential aspirant of the Peoples’ Democratic Party”.

The former Managing Director of FSB International Bank noted that his decision to pull out of the race was due to the obscene monetisation of the contest.

“I wish to reiterate that I did not join party politics and to contest for the presidency because of personal gains and inordinate ambition, but in order to serve our country.

“It is therefore based on personal principles and with great humility that I have decided after wide consultations to withdraw from this contest which has been obscenely monetized”, Hayatu-Deen noted in the letter.

Hayatu-Deen withdrew from the race days after a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, withdrew from the presidential race and resigned from the PDP.

But unlike Obi, Hayatu-Deen has promised to remain in the opposition party.

“I have been a keen observer of Nigerian politics for so many decades, but have not been opportuned to actively participate in party politics due to my engagements in managing critical public and private institutions, among others.”

“I have observed with great concern and sorrow the recent rapid deterioration of all aspects of our national life – characterised by increasing poverty, religious intolerance, banditry and kidnapping, monumental oil theft, corruption, mismanagement of national assets, communal and religious strifes and near collapse of public services and public institutions.

“During my recent nationwide trips, I came face to face with angry and hungry youths, children, boys and girls abandoned by their states who ought to provide them with education and vocational training. These had become the recruiting grounds of criminals, religious and political extremists.

“Finally, as a very loyal party member and believer in the democratic process, I will continue to avail myself and my teeming supporters at all times to ensure victory of our great party.”

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