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Ogheneochuko Okumagba

Former Secretary to Delta State Government, Chief Ovuozourie Macaulay, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State.

More than 10 other former political office holders and officers of the PDP in Ethiope East local government area have also left the Party with their supporters ahead of the March 11, governorship election.

Some of the decampees are, Mr Monday Ikami, vice chairman, PDP Ward 3 Abraka; Barr G. Ekakitie, two term councillor and secretary Ethiope local government council; Mr Kelly Edah, councillor representing ward 2 Abraka; Kate Ishomare, former women leader Ethiope East and chapter women leader for Delta Political Vanguard.

Others are organizing secretary of the PDP in Ethiope, Barr E. Efe; pioneer chapter chairman of the PDP in Ethiope East, Chief Gabriel Omajuwa; PDP secretary ward 2 Abraka, Mr. Adogbeji Mudiaga; former chapter executive member of PDP in Ethiope East, Chief Odiriverere Oweh; Chief Godwin Nikoro, a chieftain in Otorho ward 2; and Chief Felix Okotie, a leader of PDP in Eku ward 9.

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The Peoples Democratic Party lost the February 23, presidential election in Delta State, home town of the PDP’s vice presidential candidate and Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.

In the result announced by INEC, the Labour Party scored 341,866, while the PDP scored 161,600 votes and, APC scored 90,183.

Chief Macaulay in a resignation letter dated 3 March addressed to the Chairman of PDP Ward 5, Isoko North said his resignation takes immediate effect.

He said his decision was based on utter disregard for party rules.

“I wish to humbly tender my letter of resignation from the membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ward 5, Owhelogbo, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State with immediate effect.

“The decision to resign my membership of the PDP is based on the overt exhibition of impunity, blackmail, falsehood, and disregard for party rules by the leadership”.

“Over the years, I painfully endured the arrogance and misdemeanor of the party leadership and actually appealed for a change to no avail”.

“Thus am left with no choice but to bow out of the party”, the letter reads.

Information available to our reporter indicates that the decampees will be received into the All Progressives Congress.