Former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Orubebe was a minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He announced his exit from the party in a letter dated June 20 and addressed to the National Chairman of PDP, Senator lyorchia Ayu.
The former Minister also commended Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike for his “gallant performance at the presidential primary of the PDP.”
In the letter which was acknowledged by the office of the party’s chairman, Orubebe said the PDP is not ready to reclaim power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections.
He noted that the party should have learned its lessons when it lost to the APC in 2015.
Elder Orubebe said the PDP would have used the period of being an opposition to re-strategise how to return to power at the earliest opportunity.
The former minister faulted the emergence of a northerner as the presidential candidate of the party in the coming elections.
Stressing that it was against the PDP’s constitution to have its national chairman and presidential candidate come from the same region.
Orubebe however did not specify the direction of his next move in the letter even though speculations run rife that he will be pitching his tent in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Elder Godsday Orubebe is famous for his outburst at the venue of the INEC Presidential election results collation centre on 31st March 2015.
Acting as the polling agent for the PDP, Orubebe alleged that INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega had compromised election results disrupting the process in a very “dramatic” fashion.