- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost a prominent politician, Mike Onolememen in Edo state
- The former minister of Works resigned from the main opposition party on Monday, September 2023
- In his resignation letter, Onolememen cited the “protracted conflict” in the PDP as the reason for dumping the party
Onolememen resigns from PDP
Onolememen explained that he resigned from the PDP due to the protracted conflict in the main opposition party.
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The former minister, who has been a PDP member since 1998, however, did not state the party he would join.
According to PM News, Onolememen served as a minister in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The son-in-law of the late Board of Trustee chairman of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, was thought to be a front-line PDP aspirant for the 2024 Edo governorship.
The letter reads in part:
“After carefully analysing the protracted conflict in the party and consulting with relevant stakeholders from my immediate constituency, political associates, friends, and family, my decision was made.
“I want to use the opportunity to thank everyone who has been part of the journey since I joined the Party in 1998.”
Former governorship aspirant dumps PDP in Edo
Former governorship aspirant and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Barrister Ken Imasuagbon, on Wednesday, June 7, dumped the PDP.
The frontline Edo politician became a household name in Edo state and beyond for his philanthropic gesture.
In a letter sent to the chairman of the party in the state, Tony Aziegbemi, and chairman of his local government, Esan South-east ward 2, Imasuagbon was, however, silent on his reasons for quitting the PDP.
Ex-lawmaker, other PDP leaders defect to APC in Kogi
Governor Yahaya Bello warmly received the defectors at the Government House in Lokoja.
The Kogi state governor pledged equal treatment for both existing and new APC members and encouraged opposition politicians to join the party to contribute to the socio-economic development of the state.