BREAKING: Fresh Crisis Hits PDP As 2 High-Ranking Senators Dump Umbrella Party

BREAKING: Fresh Crisis Hits PDP As 2 High-Ranking Senators Dump Umbrella Party

  • The PDP crisis has taken another wing as Senators Ayo Akinyelure representing Ondo Central senatorial district has dumped his membership from the party
  • Also, Mathew Urhogide from Edo South senatorial district dumped the PDP during plenary on Wednesday
  • Urhogide in his letter of resignation from the party, noted that the crisis rocking the PDP would not allow him to grow politically if he continued to stay

FCT, Abuja - Senators Ayo Akinyelure and Matthew Urhoghide resigned their membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, May 31.

The duo served the notice of their resignations from the PDP in 2 separate letters they wrote to the senate president, Ahmed Lawan, which was read on the Senate floor of the plenary on Wednesday afternoon, Channels Television reported.

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Akinyelure is a senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District while Urhogida is representing the Edo South Senatorial District in the Red Chamber.

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In his letter to the senate president, Urhoghide said he was leaving the umbrella party because of the PDP's failure to settle the power struggle within its ranks.

The Edo-born politician said the power tussle between the party ranks would hinder his political growth as long as he remained a member of the party.

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He then appreciated the PDP leadership over the platform that he had to contest and win elections that made him a senator.

In the letter which was read by Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy senate president, the duo did not mention the next party they will be moving to.

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However, the deputy senate president urged the aggrieved politicians to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Urhoghide said his resignation from the PDP took effect immediately while Akinyelure's resignation would be effected from June 11, when his third term tenure in the senate would expire.

Full list of PDP, APC, LP govs who froze state bank accounts as they resume office emerges earlier reported that on Monday, May 29, Nigeria experienced a major transition in its political sphere as there was a transmission of power from one government to another, at the federal and state levels.

While President Bola Tinubu seemed to have kept his promise to hit the ground running on getting to the office as he announced the removal of fuel subsidy, which has plunged the country into another dilemma.

Similarly, some newly sworn-in governors appear to have follow his footsteps.


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