Edo governorship poll: PDP, APC aspirants dump parties

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Felix Akhabue

A governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party in Edo State, Felix Akhabue, on Monday, resigned his membership of the party.

Similarly, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Victoria Amu, also resigned her membership of the APC.

In Akhabue’s resignation letter addressed to the Ward Chairman, PDP Ward 7, Esan West Local Government Area and copied to the local government chairman, senatorial chairman, state chairman and the National Working Committee of the party, Akhabue said, “I write to formally notify the party, through your office, of my resignation as a member of the People’s Democratic Party henceforth.

“My decision to resign is borne out of the glaring prejudicial activities of the party’s leadership against my fair, reasonable and continuous participation as a member of the party.

“I wish to use this opportunity to appreciate some genuine friends in the party who we have worked together in the past years.”

In her resignation letter addressed to Ward 4 Chairman of the party in Owan West Local Government Area, Dr. Amu said she was quitting the party for “personal and family reasons.”

The letter read, “I thank the party for finding me worthy to have been given the opportunity to serve as SSA on Social Mobilisation for seven years under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and SSA to Governor Godwin Obaseki for one year.

“It is on record that I ran for the House of Assembly in 2022 and also in the just-concluded governorship race in 2024, all under APC.

“I crave the indulgence of all my friends, supporters and well-wishers to respect my decision at this auspicious moment to redefine the destiny of our great state.”