Ogun: Isiaka dumps PDP ahead of 2019 elections

THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2015 election, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, has dumped the party.

Although the governorship candidate has not announced the new party on which platform he is going to contest for the same position in 2019, speculations are rife that, Isiaka, might join the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

He said his decision was unconnected with the unresolved crisis that had engulfed the party so many years back which was unlikely to be resolved before the 2019 general elections.

In a letter dated May 24 and addressed to the State party Chairman, said the decision to quit the party was not an easy one for him, saying he was leaving the party to continue his partisan political career “by charting a new course.”

The letter partly read, “I am using this medium to convey the decision to resign my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), effective from today 24th May 2018.

“This has not been an easy one for me as I recall with nostalgia, the opportunities and privileges which the membership of this party conferred on my political career; the peak of which was the kind consideration given me to be the flag bearer of the PDP in the last gubernatorial election in Ogun State.

“You will recall that the PDP, especially in our state, has been through a rough patch in the last couple of years, and after two successive electoral losses, the search for lasting peace is still elusive.

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Despite the genuine steps taken by few patriots within the party to close up the fault lines and return the party to glory days, all have been to no avail.

“With another election on the horizon and the perennial challenges of the party festering and proving to be intractable, I am left with no other choice but to continue my partisan political career by charting a new course where my philosophies and beliefs are aligned with good democratic ethos for the ultimate aim of promoting a better society.”