May 29, 2023

Ill-treatment: Southern Ijaw Chieftain Quits PDP with 10,000 Followers

By Jazmine Idam, 19 July 2022

A Southern Ijaw Chieftain, Prof Barango Opukumo Matthew Wenke Jnr, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In a two page letter addressed to the Chairman, Ward 1, Constituency II, he noted that this decision became necessary following the crisis in the party.

Prof Wenke Jnr noted that he was unhappy with the maltreatment given to Governor Nyesom Wike despite all his contributions to keep the PDP afloat thus far.

Stressing that those who maltreated Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State did the same to Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2015 thereby thwarting his second term ambition. And they left the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC. ” This is a disrespect to the Niger Delta Region politically.”

Therefore as a foot soldier and strong supporter of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Governor Wike, I can no longer tolerate this disrespect for the Oil Rich Region and her leadership.

Following this continuos use and dump style of the PDP, I therefore see the flagrant disrespect for my godfather as disrespect for me and the Niger Delta Region at large. ” I hereby formally resign my membership of the PDP, because I want to be obedient and useful to my fatherland Nigeria”.

The letter was dated July 19th 2022, what this means is that effective today he seizes to be a member of the PDP in Bayelsa and this will be a huge loss to the party following the wealth of experience and the support base he welds in the state. He controls over 10000 followers the party has lost in one sweep over 10000 members across Bayelsa State.

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