Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu bids farewell to PDP

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 Edo state governorship election, will formally resigned from the party today (Thursday), just as he declared that he is leaving the party with his teeming supporters “without malice or bitterness”.

In a resignation letter dated 21th November 2019, addressed to the state chairman of the PDP and signed along with several other members, a copy of which was shown to this reporter, Ize-Iyamu said “I appreciate the leadership of the party for the opportunity to belong”.

He said that his decision to quit the party along with several PDP leaders from across the state was unanimous and was not an easy one considering the warm relationship he and his teaming supporters have enjoyed with many members of the party.

The letter added: “There are however many compelling reasons that have necessitated this resolution but it would be uncharitable even to throw stones at a house we once inhabited with many friends and associates.

“We wish to state for the records that our primary motivation in politics is to effectively represent our people in the political arena and ensure that government policies and resources are for the betterment of our people “.

Today’s event scheduled to take place at his residence in Benin city will put paid to speculations that Ize-Iyamu was dumping his former party in favor of the ruling APC, which the clergyman had argued was a trip back home.

Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to the Edo state government and the South-South zonal vice-chairman of the APC have been consulting and holding series of meetings with his loyalists many of whom have expressed concerns about the certain developments in the PDP.

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