Former Governor Aspirants from PDP and APC in Edo State Step Down, Resign from Parties Ahead of 2024 Elections

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Former Governor Aspirants from PDP and APC in Edo State Step Down, Resign from Parties Ahead of 2024 Elections

In Benin City, Dr. Felix Akhabue, a former governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), announced his resignation, citing prejudice within the leadership ranks. Concurrently, Dr. Victoria Amu, a former governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), also tendered her resignation, citing personal and family reasons.

Dr. Akhabue addressed his resignation letter to the Ward 7 PDP Chairman of Esan West Local Government Area, with copies sent to the Local Government Chairman, Senatorial Chairman, State Chairman, and the party’s National Working Committee. He expressed disappointment at what he perceived as prejudicial actions by the party’s leadership, which hindered his fair and continuous participation within the party. He took the opportunity to extend gratitude to genuine friends within the party with whom he had collaborated over the years.

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Similarly, Dr. Victoria Amu submitted her resignation letter to the Ward 4 Chairman of the APC in Owan West Local Government Area, citing personal and family reasons for her decision to leave the party. She acknowledged the party’s recognition of her by appointing her as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Social Mobilization for seven years under Adams Oshiomhole’s administration and as SSA to Governor Godwin Obaseki for one year.

Dr. Amu emphasized her previous involvement in the political landscape, including running for the House of Assembly in 2022 and participating in the recent Governorship race in 2024, all under the APC banner. She requested understanding and respect for her decision from friends, supporters, and well-wishers as she embarked on a new chapter to redefine the state’s future.

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