May 20, 2024

Former Edo Speaker Okiye Resigns From PDP

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Rt, Hon. Francis Okiye

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By Simeon OSAJIE

Former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly and Ex-Edo 2024 governorship aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Rt. Hon. Francis Okiye has resigned his membership from the Party  with immediate effect.

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In his resignation letter dated Friday 10, 2024 and address to the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ward 3, Arue – Uromi, Esan North-East local government area of the state, Rt. Hon. Okiye, a three (3) time member of Edo House of Assembly, said his decision is stemmed from the alienation of the majority of his constituents and supporters by the state government under Governor Obaseki from the activities and programs of the party and the government of the state.

According to Okiye, “As if that is not enough the party candidate has declared that he would continue in the Governors Principle should he win the September election, other reasons are those personal to me.”

The former Majority Leader, EDHA (2007), former Deputy Chief of Staff (2015), Special Adviser (2018) and former Speaker (2019) who was however silent on his next political move, added that other reasons for quitting the PDP are personal to him.

In the resignation letter, a copy of which was forwarded to the state chairman, Okiye penned that he was officially writing to the Ward 3 chairman to inform him of his withdrawal of membership of the PDP with immediate effect, adding: “On behalf of my family and supporters, I thank you and others for the opportunity given to me to serve while in the party.”

Okiye’s resignation reads in part:

“The Chairman,

Peoples Democratic Party,

Ward 3,

Arve -Uromi,

Edo State.

Dear Sir,

WITHDRAWAL OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE PEOPLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)

I write to officially inform you of my withdrawal of membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with immediate effect.

This decision is stemmed from the alienation of the majority of my constituents and supporters by the State Government under Governor Obaseki from the activities and programs of the party and the Government of the state. As if that is not enough the party candidate has declared that he would continue in the Governors Principle should he win the September election, other reasons are those personal to me.

On behalf of my family and supporters, I thank you and others for the opportunity given me to serve while in the party.

Yours Sincerely,

Rt. Hon. Francis Okiye

(Fmr Speaker, Edo State Houe of Assembly)

Cc: THE CHAIRMAN

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAPTER,

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY,

ESAN NORTH-EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Cc: THE STATE CHAIRMAN

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY

EDO STATE.



For the information and documentation sir.”

Now it’s official.

Help indicate when publishing my profile, A 3 time member EDHA,

Ones a Majority Leader – 2007,

a Deputy Chief of Staff-2015,

special Adviser – 2018, Speaker 2019

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