The federal lawmaker representing Enugu East, Chimaroke Nnamani has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This came few hours after Kevin Chukwu, a candidate for the Labour Party, defeated the former Enugu governor in the senate election.
The LP candidate won the seat, according to the Independent Election Commission, INEC, after receiving 69,136 votes to defeat Nnamani’s 48,701 votes.
Recall that the election was held on Saturday, following the murder of former LP standard-bearer Oyibo Chukwu, days before the February 25 elections.
In reaction to the outcome of the election, Nnamani, in a statement he personally signed on Monday, said after consultations with his associates and constituents alike.
He had decided to quit his membership of the party on account of irreconcilable differences with the national leadership of the PDP.
Nnamani also reaffirmed his acquaintance with the President-elect Bola Tinubu and promised to continue to partner with him.