Former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godsday Orubebe, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with immediate effect.
Recall that Orubebe came into prominence in 2015 when he attempted to scuttle the collation of results of the presidential election at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.
Orubebe, who was the PDP agent for the election, accused the then chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, of bias.
Naija News reports that Orubebe forwarded his resignation letter to the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja.
The former minister stated that he has notified his ward chairman in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State of his exit from the party.
“Consequently, I am by this letter intimating you of my total withdrawal from all activities at the Ward, Local, State and National levels of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP),” he said.
The former PDP chieftain, however, did not reveal which party he would be defecting to ahead of the 2023 polls and his future plans in politics.
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has met with the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
This is coming days after the Rivers governor met with his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi and amidst the speculation that he might dump the PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Wike has remained mute about his next plans days after losing the Vice Presidential spot to the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa.
There are claims that Wike might work against the main opposition party after losing the presidential ticket to Atiku Abubakar and also been denied the opportunity to be his running mate in the 2023 presidential election.
This article was originally published on Naija News