Ogun PDP Unperturbed by Okupe’s Exit

By Ikenga Chronicles July 4, 2017

Ogun PDP Unperturbed by Okupe’s Exit

The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared the exit of the former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, to be inconsequential to the progress of the party.

The party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Adeniji, specifically maintained that Okupe’s resignation from the party is a “non- issue and good riddance to negativity.”

The statement added that the decision of Okupe to quit the PDP is, “self–serving and portrays him as one who only benefited from the system but contributed nothing to its rebuilding.

“Let it be quickly stated that it is a welcomed development and no one will begrudge him for such a personal decision that has no immediate or long-term effect on the fortunes of the party both in Ogun and nationally.

“Whereas, his exit is of no consequence to the progress of our party and no one will miss him for any fundamental ideology and value. We are constrained to address two of the grounds on which he hinged his self-serving decision.

“This is important because he misrepresented many facts and purports to embarrass the party with his wild and unpatriotic remarks that have become trademarks. When an elder does not know the limits of talking, he is bound to goof irredeemably.

“Okupe, in his statement, noted that the future of the party may not be significantly affected whichever way the judgement of the Supreme Court goes.

“We find this unfortunate because it shows that he is one of those who do not mean well for the party.

“It is shameful that at a time when relevant stakeholders such as Governors, Senators, BOT members and other loyal members, have resolved to forge ahead in unity irrespective of the apex court’s decision, an Okupe is a lone voice, steeped in negativity and backwardness.

“Secondly, he alluded that the party in Ogun State is irredeemably factionalized. We again regard this as fallacious, malicious and a figment of his imagination.

“The leadership in Ogun State is incontrovertible and sacrosanct. The people are united and working hard towards electoral success in 2019.

“That some persons decided to form a social group to push the personal ambition of their sponsors, does not translate to factionalisation and we will not allow Okupe to legitimise the aberrant and rebellious activities of some of our members.”

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