Ex-PDP Spokesman, Metuh Dumps Party
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, has announced his membership withdrawal from the nation’s main opposition party.
Naija News reports that Metuh made his decision known in a letter he addressed to the PDP national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
Metuh revealed in the letter dated October 25 that his resignation means a total withdrawal from partisan politics.
The former PDP chieftain also noted that he has submitted his resignation letter to the ward chairman of the party in his home State of Anambra.
Metuh explained further that he resigned from party politics because he believes he will contribute more to democracy and good governance in Nigeria by being non-partisan.
Naija News understands that Metuh was the longest-serving elected member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP.
The Anambra State-born politician had won the election to serve in several national positions at six consecutive national conventions of the Party.
Metuh in the letter titled “Resignation From The PDP” said “During my three weeks trip for medical and personal reasons, I realized that I can no longer play partisan politics in Nigeria. The reason for this decision is that from my experience and the nature of politics and development in Nigeria, I believe that I will contribute more to Democracy and good governance in Nigeria by being non-partisan. Being a Non-Partisan gives me the status to work for the strategic interest and well-being of the Nigerian people without the hindrance of partisanship.
“In that regard, I write respectfully, to formally inform you of my resignation from the PDP and cessation of partisan politics.
“I have duly enjoyed my membership of the PDP and remain proud of being the longest elected member of the National Executive Committee, one who won election to serve in several national positions at six (6) consecutive National Conventions of the Party. I will cherish the values and ideals learnt from the founding fathers at the inception of our nascent democracy.
“Any future participation in politics will only be limited to non-partisan involvements in areas of sustaining and deepening democracy and governance in Nigerian and at the global level.
“I pray you to continue to insist on issue-based engagement in our political space as the country cannot afford the bitterness and divisions that may arise otherwise.
“ In line with the constitution of the PDP, I have forwarded a copy of my resignation to my ward Chairman. May God bless us all.”