- Earlier, former minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- The politician announced his resignation in a letter addressed to Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the PDP
- In a new development, Chief Peres Oloye has made his position known regarding Orubebe's defection
A few days back, the former minister of Niger Delta affairs Hon. Elder Goddey Orubebe officially resigned from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) owing to reasons best known to him.
In reaction, the candidate of the PDP for Burutu South Constituency 11 of Delta State House of Assembly in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Chief Peres Oloye has distanced himself from the resignation of Elder Goddey Orubebe from the party, Vanguard reports.
Oloye distances himself from Orubebe's defection publication
In a statement obtained by Vanguard, Oloye said:
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“For record purposes Hon. Peres Oloye through his media aide disassociated himself from the resignation news of Hon. Goddey Orubebe stating that Orubebe is one of the leaders in Tuomo ward 3, a leader in the polity of Delta state and Nigeria at large, and has the capacity to weigh his options as to which political party to associate with, therefore the publication that has my name on it is a figment of people imagination.”
The statement reads further:
“However, Chief Pere Oloye is using this medium to appeal to the general public to disregard such uncircumcised news aimed at discrediting his personality owing to the fact that he now enjoys undiluted support from leaders across Burutu south constituency 11.”
Oloye pledged loyalty to Orubebe
Oloye however, stated that he has enormous respect for Orubebe and will never disrespect his decision politically.
“On this note I wholeheartedly wish Elder Goddey Orubebe the very best in his new political expedition.”
Powerful PDP chieftain resigns from opposition party, pens disturbing letter
One of Atiku Abubakar's top former aides, Kassim Afegbua, has tendered a powerfully worded letter of resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Afegbua who sent the letter to the chairman of his ward in Edo state on Monday, June 21, alleged that the process that produced his former boss as the party's presidential candidate is hypocritical and manipulative, This Day reports.
The former Edo commissioner for information noted that his decision to leave the PDP stems from a long-held position that it is time for the southern region to produce the next Nigerian president.
Jonathan’s loyalist makes new revelation as he resigns his membership from PDP
Former minister to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Godsday Orubebe, has resigned his membership from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The former minister made his decision known in a letter he addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu.
It was reported that Orubebe said his resignation starts with immediate effect, adding that his ward chairman in Burutu LGA of Delta state is aware of his decision.