- Chief Olu Falae has written INEC upon his retirement as the national chairman of Social Democratic Party
- In a statement directed to the INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu, the former SGF also disclosed his retirement from active partisan politics
- Falae also said Tunde Adeniran has assumed duty as the acting national chairman till March 2020
A former secretary to the government of the federation, Chief Olu Falae, has officially announced his retirement from active partisan politics.
In a letter directed to the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the former presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy in 1999, further disclosed that he has also resigned as the chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the letter dated Tuesday, February 19, 2019, was signed by SDP’s director of media and publicity, Yemi Akinbode.
It was also gathered from the letter that the deputy national chairman zone 1, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, has assumed duty as the acting national chairman till March 2020 when Falae's tenure would end.
Part of the letter read: “I write to inform you that I have retired voluntarily from active partisan politics with effect from February 8, 2019, and therefore ceased to be the chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), from that date.
"In accordance with the provision of section 13.2 (ii) of our party’s constitution, Professor Tunde Adeniran, the deputy national chairman 1 from the chairman’s zone, assumes the post of national chairman in an acting capacity for the rest of his tenure which expires in March 2020.
“I wish to thank you, your fellow commissioners and other staff for the courtesies you always extended to me while I served as the national chairman of the Social Democratic Party."
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Legit.ng had previously reported that Falae attributed his decision to resign as the chairman of SDP to health challenges.
The SDP national chairman also disclosed that he retired due to irreconcilable differences in the party.
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