PDP zonal treasurer resigns over ‘unjust treatment’ of Wike
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) North-East treasurer Hon. Galadima Abba Itas has dumped the party over what he described as the ‘unjust treatment’ to Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike, during and after the presidential primary convention.
He faulted the choice of Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate to PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, saying it contradicts the principles and ideologies of the party.
In the letter of resignation addressed to the Ward Chairman, Itas Gadau Local Government Area, Bauchi State on Tuesday, Itas said the current situation in the party does not inspire confidence, adding the PDP is not ready to regain power in 2023.
Parts of the letter read: “I write to tender my resignation as zonal treasurer (North-east) and a member of People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) My resignation was as a result of wide consultations with my teaming supporters, political associates and in response to the unfair and unjust treatment extended to His Excellency, Barr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, the Executive Governor of Rivers State during and after the presidential primary convention”
“As a critical stakeholder, unjust and unfair treatment of founding members posed a great threat to the collective political interest of our leaders and us, thereby necessitating my resignation in protest of the ways things are unfolding in the party.”