- A famous Nigerian politician, Tunde Adeniran, has quit politics
- Adeniran, until his resignation on Tuesday, September 29, was the national chairman of the SDP
- Adeniran, in his resignation letter, revealed that he prefers to serve Nigeria as a statesman
- The former SDP boss said the political class in Nigeria has an enormous task of building the nation especially at this trying time
The national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Tunde Adeniran, has announced his decision to resign from his office and partisan politics generally.
Adeniran officially made this known in a letter dated Tuesday, September 29, addressed to the headquarters of the SDP.
The famous politician stated that he understands the enormity of the task of the political class in building the Nigerian polity, especially at this time, Sahara Reporters reports.
However, Adeniran noted that he prefers to serve the nation from the capacity of a statesman, which is why, according to him, his disengagement will not affect meaningful contribution to the development of the nation.
Part of Adeniran's letter read:
"I wish to inform the general public that I’m with effect from today, disengaging from partisan politics. This implies relinquishing my present position and abstaining henceforth from political activities that are purely partisan.
“There is a need for all committed patriots to rally around the vision of a secure and fulfilling future for them. My disengagement is therefore not from involvement in the political affairs of our dear country but in partisan politics."
Meanwhile, there had been rumours of Governor Godwin Obaseki talking of the possibility of joining the SDP after his disqualification by the All Progressives Congress in Edo.
Media reports indicated that Obaseki might settle for the SDP and contest on the platform during the September gubernatorial election in the state.
However, it was not so as Obaseki contested on the platform of the PDP and won.
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