Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okupe, who was also the spokesman to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a governorship aspirant in Ogun state in 2003, announced his resignation on Sunday in a post on Facebook.
”’It Is Time To Say Goodbye To PDP,” Okupe said, adding that the party ”no longer exists”.
Reasons for leaving
He listed the reasons for leaving the PDP as:
1. It is no longer news that the PDP has been embroiled in a fratricidal internal crisis brought upon it by itself.
2. There seems to be too much deception, selfishness and gross nepotism in our polity nationally.
3. This political confusion has percolate to the states, Ogun state being one of the worst hit.
The leadership of the party has been irredeemably fictionalized for nearly a decade.
4. The situation in the country may in the nearest future require that matured men of goodwill standby to play a unifying role for political stability of the country. My membership of PDP may directly or indirectly preclude me from gratifying such noble and patriotic desire.
”Undeniably, I have been one of the major beneficiaries (not financially) of the PDP. But for a fact, the PDP and the APC are political platforms that have now expired or in the process of being so.
”I have therefore decided to withdraw a bit and study the political situation more critically and thereafter take a decision soonest on my next political move,” he added.