A frontline member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe, has resigned from the party, on claims that the PDP was not ready to reclaim power in 2023.
Orubebe, in a letter of resignation addressed to the Chairman of the PDP, on Monday, June 20, 2022, said he was totally withdrawing from all activities of the party at Ward, Local, State and National levels.
While appreciating the privilege to have been part of the ‘great party’ which lost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015, Orubebe said he had expected the party to have used the opposition period to re-strategize with the aim of taking back power at the earliest opportunity.
He however expressed regret that the present situation in the party does not inspire confidence that the PDP is ready to regain power in 2023.
“Against the mood of the nation and in complete disregard to the provisions of the party’s constitution, the party, threw the zoning of the Presidency open, which created a situation that led to the emergence of a Northerner as the party’s Presidential flag bearer, thus making the two topmost positions in the party, after your emergence as the National Chairman, to be occupied by Northerners, contrary to section 7.3(C) of the party’s constitution”, he stated in the letter.
Elder Orubebe, in the letter, commended Governor Nyesom Wike for his efforts and gallantry in the presidential primaries, adding that posterity would 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”, he said, stressing that his belief in the sanctity of Nigeria remains unshaken as he would continue to work for the progress and development of the country.