Former two-time governor of old Bendel State, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, has withdrawn his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ogbemudia, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT, said his resignation was despite his recent efforts to entrench himself in the party for the purpose of shaping an alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. He said that this determination led to his revalidation of his membership of the PDP during the last membership revalidation exercise in Edo State.
He, however, regretted that recent developments had made his continued membership of the PDP untenable.
Ogbemudia, in a letter addressed to the National Secretary of the party, expressed gratitude for the privileges and opportunities offered him by the party.
In the letter, Ogbemudia said: “Recent developments within and the non-cohesiveness in matters affecting the party led me to withdraw my membership of the PDP. This decision I have already communicated to the hierarchy of the party alongside my gratitude and appreciation for the privilege the party afforded me to serve in different capacities.
“My resolve to remain in PDP was more deeply entrenched after the presidential election which the PDP lost. It was my conviction that the PDP should regroup and convert to a viable alternative as a means of fostering our nascent democracy.”