Benin City - A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Senator Ehigie Uzamere on Monday resigned his membership of the PDP.
Uzamere ‘s resignation comes barely two weeks after the state congresses of the party.
Senator Uzamere who was in the senate between 2007-2015, is the only senator from the Edo South senatorial district who had spent two terms in the senate, since the creation of the state.
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In a statement signed by the senator announcing his resignation, he stated that he resigned after due consultation with his family and political associates.
Though the reason for his resignation was not stated in a letter he sent to the National leadership of the party, it was gathered that he was not happy with the way and manner the PDP was being run in the state particularly with the recent congresses of the party in the state,
It is, however, not clear if he would join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). in the state
Uzamere's statement announcing his resignation from the PDP reads: “After due consultation with my family and political associates, I have withdrawn my membership of the PDP.
“I wish to thank the leaders of the PDP at the national, state and local government levels for their unflinching support and provision of platform for my first term as senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Edo South senatorial district between 2007-2011.
“I also wish to thank the leaders of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) as it were then, for their unflinching support and provision of the platform for my second term 2011-2015. My heartfelt appreciation goes to the general electorate of Edo South senatorial district for giving me their mandate for eight years, the first of its kind in Edo South senatorial district”.
- News 24