Three immediate past House of Assembly Candidates under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), have resigned their membership from the party.
The three candidates made their decisions known in their separate Resignation Letters made available to journalists on Tuesday in Lokoja, addressed to the PDP Chairmen of their various Wards.
The letters were dated May 8, 2023.
They are: Hon Sunday Maiyaki, PDP Assembly Candidate for Yagba West; Hon. Daniel Olorunjuwon Jones, PDP Candidate for Mopamuro; and Hon. Joseph Babatunde Olupeka, PDP Candidate for Ijumu Local Government Areas, in the 2023 general elections held in March.
Maiyaki in a letter addressed to the PDP Chairman, Odo-Eri/Okoto Ward, Odo-Eri, Yagba West LGA, said: “I hereby resigned my membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“I have been a party ardent since 1998 starting from the first National Convention in Jos, Plateau State, but today, I cannot longer cope with the array of impunity in the partym
“The slogan ‘Power to the People’ is now ‘Power to the Few’.
“I wish the party good tidings in their future endeavours. My party membership card is attached”.
Maiyaki also sent the copies of the letter to the leadership of the party in the local government areas.
On his part, Jones in a letter addressed to the Ward Chairman PDP, Ward 03, Mopamuro LGA, said: “This is to inform you of my decision to resign as a member of PDP to pursue other interests.
“Please, find attached the original copy of my membership card. I wish the party well in its future assignments”.
Also, Olupeka in a letter addressed to the PDP Ward Chairman, Ileteju/Origa Ward, Ijumu LGA, said: “Please accept this as a formal communication of my decision to resign as a member of the PDP with the effect from today the May 8, 2023.
“I wish the party well in its future activities. Please find attached the original copy of my membership card”.
PDP House of Assembly candidates for Ijumu and Mopamuro constituencies, Olupeka Babatunde Joseph and Daniel Olorunjuwon Jones respectively, resigned their membership of the party with immediate effect.
Though the trio did not disclose their next political moves, sources confirmed to our reporter that they are currently weighing the possibility of teaming up with African Democratic Congress (ADC).