Tunde Adeniran quits as SDP national chairman one year after Falae

Tunde Adeniran

National chairman of the Social Democratic Party Prof. Tunde Adeniran has announced his retirement from partisan politics.

In a letter dated September 29 and addressed to the party headquarters, Adeniran said: “Having briefed the key stakeholders of the party and some well-wishers who believe in the party’s prospects, I wish to inform the general public that I’m with effect from today, disengaging from partisan politics.

“This implies relinquishing my present position and abstaining henceforth from political activities that are purely partisan.”

Adeniran explained that he was not unmindful of the enormity of the task before the political class at this time but that he has reached a point where he will better serve the nation as a statesman.

“There is a need for all committed patriots to rally around the vision of a secure and fulfilling future for them. My disengagement is therefore not from involvement in the political affairs of our dear country but in partisan politics,” he added.

Adeniran was in acting capacity after the former national chairman Olu Falae quitted partisan politics in February 2019.

The appointment of Adeniran, who is also a former Nigerian ambassador to Germany, was confirmed by the national executive committee of the party in August 2019.