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Orubebe dumps PDP, says party not ready to return to power in 2023



By Teide Emomotimi

A foremost politician in Burutu Local Government Area and a former minister of Niger Delta Affairs in Goodluck Jonathan-led administration, Elder God’sday Orubebe has announced his resignation from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, adding that the party is not ready to return to power come 2023.

This was disclosed in a letter he signed and forwarded to the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu on Monday, which a copy was made available to Congress newspaper.

The former minister stated that his resignation was a sequel to the emergence of a Northern presidential candidate in the party.

According to the letter, “I write to formally inform you of my resignation from the PDP. This I have communicated to the Chairman of Burutu Ward 3, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, effective 20th June, 2022.

“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 PDP.

“I am highly honoured and privileged to have been part of a political party that successfully transformed a pariah nation to one that commanded respect in the comity of nations.

Orubebe, however, expressed satisfaction over Governor Nyesom Wike for pursuing his presidential ambition vigorously in the just concluded PDP presidential primary election.

He equally queried, the moves by the North region to superimpose themselves in leadership against other regions in the country.