Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has announced his decision to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement yesterday, Okupe cited the leadership crisis in the party as one of the reasons he is leaving the PDP.
“It is with deep regret that I publicly announce my resignation from the PDP,” he said.“It has to be public because the PDP no longer exists in my ward as a single unified party; it was when I joined it.”
The former presidential aide said political parties have lost their importance and identities because of nepotism. He further stated: “Therefore, no matter my commitment and passion for this great party, the PDP, it has become menopausal and can no longer bear fruits. 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".I will miss my friends, associates and co-travellers on this tortuous political journey and adventure. However, it is also still possible that our paths cross in the nearest future, which will be a delight.”
He said if it is God’s will to continue to participate in national politics, he would be back.