A former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Akinlade, who was also an aspirant on the platform of the party for the September 22 governorship election in the state, has officially resigned from the party.
Akinbade, who also held sway as Secretary to the State Government during Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s tenure made this known in a resignation letter he addressed to the Chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo.
He said his decision was hinged on the seeming hostility towards him from the leadership of the party.
He explained that the decision became necessary after a wide consultations among his political associates and friends.
“I wish to notify you of my formal disengagement from the Peoples Democratic Party as a member as from today.
“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 realized that the leadership of the party either do not want me or is threatened by my presence in the party.
“These fears became more pronounced, especially with the events that dovetailed into the recently concluded primary of the party.
“Consequently, as an ever forward-working individual, I am withdrawing my membership of the party without harbouring animosity against anyone and will always welcome and participate in electoral contests that leave the processes open and transparent.
“Above all, I thank members of the party, the grassroots, my teeming supporters and well-meaning individuals for always being there with me and for the purposeful vision I stand for.
I cannot thank you all, enough”, the letter read. (DAILY POST)