BREAKING NEWS: Former Jonathan’s Loyal Aide, Doyin Okupe Dumps PDP
Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a post on his Facebook page titled, “It is time to say GOODBYE TO PDP,” Okupe said he had to make his resignation from the party public because PDP “no longer exists in my ward as a single unified party; it was when I joined it.”
He based his resignation on the following reasons:
“It is no longer news that the PDP has been embroiled in a fratricidal internal crisis brought upon it by itself.
“Its current direction is difficult to discern and I am convinced that even when the much expected judgement from the Supreme Court is given, the future of the party is not likely to be significantly affected whichever way the judgement goes.
“There seems to be too much deception, selfishness and gross nepotism in our polity nationally.
“During the NRC and SDP era, there existed true nationalism and brotherhood.
“Northern NRC politicians will under no circumstance undermine their party for any parochial reason. Also neither will a Southern NRC politician, under any circumstance betray their party.
“Abiola was a Yoruba man, yet those of us who were Yorubas in the NRC never once thought of voting for him.
“The commitment in the North was even more profound. Even the Northern SDP rejected a distinguished successful Kano born “Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, and voted for a Southern Yoruba muslim candidate. Worse than that, both Abiola and his running mate, Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe were muslims. Yet, it did not matter.
“Today, political parties have lost their importance and identities. Once the candidate is Northern, his party is immaterial, all norherners irrespective of their professed party affiliations will vote for him.
“This is the major reason why there has been a total absence of opposition in the country in the last two years, and may probably be responsible for the polarization and sharp ethnic divisions we are currently witnessing in the country.