Urhoghide, Akinyelure Give Reasons for Dumping PDP

Senators Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South) and Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo Central) have given reasons for their decision to dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In a separate letters to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the duo said they were quitting PDP as a result of “irreconcilable differences and squabbles” at the national and state levels.

Urhoghide, in his letter read by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, noted that the Edo state chapter of PDP “is ridden with protracted crises” that have remained unresolved over the years.

“This difficult decision arose out of the negative political energy emanating at the moment from the irreconcilable differences and squabbles within the PDP at the national level and especially in my dear state, Edo state,” Urhoghide said in his letter.

“These squabbles have spiked to levels that have made it impossible for someone like me who is a confirmed democrat to function and grow as I envisioned in my political journey.

“I am however grateful to the party which yielded me the platform to achieve the mission of serving my country as a two-term Senator which experience afforded me the opportunity to meet and work with all you wonderful colleagues.”

The two serving senators will not be available in the 10th Assembly.

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