From Tony Osauzo, Benin

A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Hon (Dr) Felix Akhabue resigned on Monday his membership of the party.

In his 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 member of the Peoples Democratic Party henceforth.

“My decision to resign is born 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 we have worked together in past years”.

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

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

“I thank the party for finding me worthy to have been given the opportunity to serve as SSA on Social Mobilization for 7 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,” the letter said.