Ex-Edo Speaker, Okiye, resigns from PDP

May 12, 2024 - 11:15
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Ex-Edo Speaker, Okiye, resigns from PDP

From Imafidon OSAZUA (Benin)

Former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, has resigned his membership of the People Democratic Party (PDP) with immediate effect.

Okiye, who presided over the ESHA in 2019, was also a former governorship aspirant of the PDP.

In his resignation letter dated May 10, 2024 and addressed to the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ward 3, Arue, Uromi, Esan North-East Local Government, Okiye, said his decision is stemmed from the alienation of the majority of his constituents and supporters by the state government under Governor Godwin Obaseki from the activities and programmes of the party and the government of the state.

Okiye said, “I have resigned my membership of the PDP as from May 10, 2024 and I have communicated same to the PDP through my ward chairman.

"My decision is stemmed from the alienation of the majority of my constituents and supporters by the state government under Governor Godwin Obaseki from the activities and programmes of the party and the government of the state.

"As if that is not enough, the party candidate has declared that he would continue with the governor's principle should he win the September election. Other reasons why I quit the party are personal to me.”

He was, however, silent on his next political move.