BREAKING: Ogun PDP deputy chairman resigns, hours after Wike blasted Ayu


By Gideon Adonai

A former lawmaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Leye Odunjo, has resigned from his position as the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

Odunjo, in a letter written to the National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, on Thursday, through the State Chairman, Hon. Sikirulai Ogundele, said his resignation from the position and as a member of the party was his personal choice.

He appreciated Ogundele and other members of PDP in the state for their love, support and cooperation, noting that he would miss them all.


AF24NEWS notes that his comes few hours after Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State stated that his state would help the PDP not to win elections.

The letter read in part, “I humbly write to inform your excellency of my decision to resign as the state Deputy Chairman of Ogun State and as a member of the party.

“I thank God almighty for giving me the opportunity to serve diligently and loyally since her formation in 1998. I have served the party in various capacities as State Chairman (West) twice, acting State Deputy Chairman and substantive state deputy chairman until my resignation.

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“I was a member of Ogun State House of Assembly for eight years, governorship aspirant, House of representative aspirant and the senatorial candidate of the party in the last general election, to mention few.”

Odunjo cited “personal and divine” reasons for his resignation, saying, “My decision to resign my position and also leave the party is ‘personal and divine’.

“I want to use this opportunity to specially appreciate the state chairman and all members of the state working committee for their support, cooperation, and the love we have shared together. It was nice working with you all. I’m going to miss you all.

“I also extend my appreciation to all the local government chairmen, state executive members of the party, those that left the party before me and those that are still in the party, in my local government, Ado-Odo/Ota and across Ogun State.

“This will come as rude shock to many of the party members. All the members of the staff of the party secretariat are also appreciated,” he added.