Edo guber: Governor Obaseki's brother dumps PDP


Edo governor Godwin Obaseki

By Jethro Ibileke

Another chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Edo State, Benjamin Obaseki, has dumped the troubled party.

Benjamin, who is a scion of Obaseki, was a member of ward 10 and an ex-official of the Oredo Local Government chapter of the party.

He announced his resignation with ‘sincere regret’ in a letter dated 12 June, 2024 and addressed to the local government chairman of the party.

He blamed the in-fighting as well as alleged loss of touch and insensitivity to the plights of members of the party by its leadership in the state, for exiting the party.

While describing PDP as a great party, he however said that with the likes of the his kinsman, Governor Godwin Obaseki and others as leaders, the party has no future.

His resignation letter reads in part:

“I am writing to formally inform you of my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party. It has been incredible and a pleasure to be part of the one-time big political family we built together that fostered a lot of victories.

“I sincerely regret this decision to resign from the party that I joined in building from scratch, but I am convinced it is time for me to leave for my growth as the leadership of the party has lost touch with its members and hence become insensitive to my plight.

“I believe the Peoples Democratic Party is great, but with the likes of the Governor as leaders of the party, there is no hope for the future.

“It is a pity that the in-fighting that has engulfed the party at the state level will consume the party and I do not intend to be consumed alongside,” he said.





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