PDP North/East Zonal Treasurer Dumps Party 

By Damilare Adeleye

The North-East zonal treasurer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Galadima Abba, has resigned his membership from the party in protest against how Governor Nysom Wike was treated by the party leaders during and after the presidential primary election.

Recall Governor Wike came second in the presidential primary won by former vice president Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku also picked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state as his running mate against the expectations of some members of the party that Wike would be his choice.

In his resignation letter addressed to the Ward Chairman, Itas Gadau Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Abba complained about the unfair treatment of Wike after the party’s primary.

He also lamented that the emergence of Okowa as running mate to Atiku is against the principles and ideologies of the party.

He added that leaders of PDP have not shown any indication that they are ready to reclaim power in 2023.

The letter read in partly: “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.”