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JUST IN: Akwa Ibom Serving Senator Dumps PDP

JUST IN: Akwa Ibom Serving Senator Dumps PDP

The Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North East Senatorial District, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan has resigned his membership from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).Information Guide Nigeria

In a report filed by BLUE PRINT, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan’s resignation was contained in a letter dated July 15, 2022 and read at the start of plenary on Wednesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

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Senator Bassey Akpan noted that his defection was against the backdrop of agitations amongst members of the Peoples Democratic Party who were dissatisfied with the governorship primaries that was conducted in the state.

Senator Akpan, who chairs the Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) defected to the Young Progressives Party (YPP).

As reported by BLUE PRINT, the letter reads, “I write to notify Your Excellency, the President of the Senate, the Senate leadership, and the entire Senate of my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with effect from July 15, 2022.

“I must admit that the PDP has offered me the opportunity to serve several capacities in government over the years, including serving as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I remain grateful to the party to that extent.

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“However, it is now clear to me and my supporters that the center can no longer hold in the Akwa-lbom state chapter of the PDP since the party hierarchy decided to adopt and favour only one preferred candidate before and during the governorship primaries.

“The determination of the state chapter of the Party to support the preferred candidate could not even be halted by every attempt to call for a level playing field and its associated controversies.

“In view of the foregoing, the agitations have led to serious rancor and some steep differences in the ranks of the party and this had presented me with a compelling reason to consult my people on our future in the PDP.

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“I must state that my supporters had earlier presented me with a nomination form after paying for same to encourage me to contest the party primaries for nomination of the Governorship candidate of the party but unfortunately, events leading to the party primaries for the governorship made it impossible for me to participate in the primaries.Jamb Result

“Therefore, I am constrained to bow to the wish of my people who have advice that in view of the state of affairs that exist now in the party, I should resign my membership of the party.

“As a result of the foregoing, I resigned my membership of the PDP and now joined the Young Progressives Party (YPP) which now becomes my new party.

“I thank you for your support and understanding. Please accept my sincere regards.”

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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