Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Orubebe made this known in a resignation letter he addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
The former minister said his resignation takes immediate effect, and that he has notified his ward chairman in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
He said, “Consequently, I am by this letter intimating you of my total withdrawal from all activities at the Ward, Local, State and National levels of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP),” he said.
“When we lost the Presidential election in 2015 in bewildering circumstances, to say the least, it was my belief that the party would use the opposition period to re-strategise to take back power at the earliest opportunity.”
According to Orubebe, the current situation in the PDP does not show that the party is prepared to win the presidential election in 2023.
“I salute and commend the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Nyesom Wike for his efforts and gallantry at the primaries. Posterity will be kind to him when the history of the party is written.
“There are lots to be said, but out of respect for the party, I leave some stories untold at this time. My belief in the sanctity of Nigeria is unshaken and I will continually work for her progress and development, even if it is through another route,”he said. (TheCable)