Ex-minister Orubebe dumps PDP over Atiku

Former minister of Niger Delta Godsday Orubebe on Monday announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He told the party’s national chairman lyorchia Ayu in a letter that he was dismayed over the emergence of a northerner, Atiku Abubakar, as the party’s presidential candidate.

“I write to formally inform you of my resignation from the PDP. This I have communicated to the Chairman of Burutu Ward 3, Burutu Local Govemment Area, Delta State, effective 20 June 2022,” said Orubebe.

He continued, “Against the mood of the nation and in complete disregard to the provisions of the party’s constitution, the party, threw the zoning of the Presidency open, which created a situation that led to the emergence of a Northerner as the party’s Presidential flagbearer, thus making the two topmost positions in the party, after your emergence as the National Chairman, to be occupied by Northerners, contrary to section 7.3(c) of the party’s constitution.

“I salute and commend the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Nyesom Wike for his efforts and gallantry at the primaries. Posterity will be kind to him when the history of the party is written.”

Orubebe added that there are lots to be said, but he would leave them untold at this time “out of respect for the party.”