The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the exit of the former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, from the party as “good riddance and a non-issue.”
This was contained in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Adeniji, on Tuesday.
Adeniji said Okupe would not be missed in any way, as he was not known for any fundamental ideology.
The statement also said Okupe was trying to embarrass the party, especially with his “wild and unpatriotic remarks” adding that “Okupe’s statements smacks of an elder who does not know the limits of talking and goofs irredeemably.”
The statement reads in part: “Okupe in his statement noted that the future of the party may not be significantly affected whichever way the judgement of the Supreme Court goes.
“We find this unfortunate because it shows that he is one of those who does not mean well for the party. It is shameful that at a time when relevant stakeholders such as governors, senators, BOT members and other loyal members, have resolved to forge ahead in unity irrespective of the Apex Court decision, an Okupe is a lone voice, steeped in negativity and backwardness.
“The people are united and working hard towards electoral success in 2019. That some persons decided to form a social group to push the personal ambition of their sponsors, does not translate to factionalisation and we will not allow Okupe to legitimise the aberrant and rebellious activities of some of our members.”