PDP loses Osun ex-chairman Akinbade

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Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, a former chairman of Osun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced his resignation from the party.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akinbade was one of the four aspirants that contested PDP primary election in July 20.

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He scored 56 votes during the primary.

Akinbade, in a letter to Osun PDP Chairman, dated July 24, said he was leaving the party because he was no longer wanted by the party leadership.

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He said he was not harbouring animosity against anyone and would always welcome and participate in electoral contests that are open and transparent.

The letter read partly:

“I wish to notify you of my formal disengagement from the Peoples Democratic Party as a member as from today.

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” I made this somewhat reluctant decision after due consultations with my political associates, leaders, admirers and friends within and outside the state.

” In particular, I came to this painful junction, having realised that the leadership of the party either do not want me or is threatened by my presence in the party.

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“These fears became more pronounced, especially with the events that dovetailed into the recently concluded primary of the party”.

Akinbade, who was also former Secretary to Osun Government, thanked his supporters for always being there for him.

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