Ex-Minister, Godsday Orubebe Dumps PDP
By Collins Mbakwe
A former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubber, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The former Minister made his position known in a letter addressed to the party’s National Chairman, Torchia Ayu, Monday 20th June 2022, and was inked by Orubebe himself.
In the said letter, Orubebe expressed displeasure over the emergence of a northerner, Atiku Abubakar, as the party’s presidential candidate.
The letter read in part, “I write to formally inform you of my resignation from the PDP. This I have communicated to the Chairman of Burutu Ward 3, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, effective June 20, 2022.
“Consequently, I am by this letter intimating you of my total withdrawal from all activities at the ward, local, state, and national levels of the PDP.”
He added, “The present situation in the party does not inspire confidence that the party is ready to regain power in 2023.
Against the mood of the nation and in complete disregard for the provisions of the party’s constitution, the party, threw the zoning of the Presidency open, which created a situation that led to the emergence of a Northerner as the party’s presidential candidate, thus making the two topmost positions in the party, after your emergence as the National Chairman, to be occupied by Northerners, contrary to Section 7.3(c) of the party’s constitution.”