A Former governorship candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced his resignation from the party.
Prince Gboyega Isiaka, who was the PDP Guber candidate for the Ogun state governorship elections in 2015, revealed that the decision was not an easy one adding that the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party led to it.
A copy of the letter dated May 24th was addressed to the leadership of both PDP factions in the state. The letter read in part;
“I am using this medium to convey the decision to resign my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), effective from today 24th May 2018.
This has not been an easy one for me as I recall with nostalgia, the opportunities and privileges which the membership of this party conferred on my political career; the peak of which was the kind consideration given me to be the flag bearer of the PDP in the last gubernatorial election in Ogun State.
You will recall that the PDP, especially in our state, has been through a rough patch in the last couple of years, and after two successive electoral losses, the search for lasting peace is still elusive. Despite the genuine steps taken by few patriots within the party to close up the fault lines and return the party to glory days, all have been to no avail.
With another election on the horizon and the perennial challenges of the party festering and proving to be intractable, I am left with no other choice but to continue my partisan political career by charting a new course where my philosophies and beliefs are aligned with good democratic ethos for the ultimate aim of promoting a better society.”
The Ogun state chapter of the PDP is currently divided into two factions, loyalists of Senator Buruji Kashamu and those of Oladipupo Adebutu, a house of reps member.