Crisis Rocks PDP, Secretary Resigns From Party
Information reaching Naija News House says that Crisis Rocks PDP, Secretary Resigns From Party
The former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ondo state, Hon. Banji Okunomo, on Monday resigned his membership of the party, attributing his resignation to the internal crisis, tyranny and leadership failure within the party.
Okunomo who promised to announce his next destination soon lambasted the national leadership of the PDP over its failure in the just concluded Presidential election, saying the party looking for a solution at a court is like chasing a wild goose.
According to him, the results of the last presidential election reflected the wishes of people across the country, saying the party lost to an unresolved leadership crisis and gross incompetence in the Iyorchia Ayu-led chairmanship of the party.
“You said you want to unify Nigeria but failed to unify your party, everything Wike and the G-5 governors said about PDP is correct and the party ought not to zone the presidential ticket to the north.
“There is no spirit of inclusiveness, sense of belonging. In Ondo state, PDP leadership under Fatai Adams and Eyitayo Jegede cannot lead but wreck the party. It’s a bunch of irresponsible, incompetent, inexperienced and focus less leadership that led to the failure of the party, undermining the leadership of former governor Mimiko.
“We warn against this imminent failure but the party failed to listen and because they failed to heed to advise, they failed.
“In order not to be part of this charade, we announce our departure from PDP to align to the verdict of the people in the last presidential election and we will announce our destination”
Reacting, the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Kennedy Peretei, said the party will not be bothered by political opportunists with self-serving inordinate ambitions known for jumping in and out of the party, saying the party in the state said it will not lose sleep over a serial decampees
.Peretei said “the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo State Chapter has received reports of some serial decampees leaving the party with equanimity. In the last eighteen months, these same characters have moved in and out of the PDP twice, which is a confirmation of their nomadic essence as politicians.
“Most of them who got promotions beyond their capacities by the PDP have consistently lost their Polling Units to other political parties during elections.
“They have always been trailed by failure in their opportunistic and self-serving inordinate ambitions that drive their insatiable desire for crumbs from the master’s table.
“To put the record straight, Banji Okunomo, Solomon Bitire and their gang of court jesters declared that the PDP was dead in Ondo South, shortly after the PDP Governorship primary election in 2020.
“They defected to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) but shamelessly returned to PDP after their tragic outing that was a measure of their political relevance. In all honesty, why should the PDP lose sleep over the exit of such colourless, inconsequential and serial decampees?
“It won’t be any surprise if they are treated as political prostitutes wherever they may go. Our party can only wish them the best of luck in their sojourn. In any case, any time they wish to come back, our doors are open. Now that they have established that, they are political herdsmen”.