Sunday, December 14, 2014 8:36 pm
A member representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Abubakar Momoh, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Momoh, an aspirant in the just concluded Senatorial primary of the party, announced his resignation on Sunday during a meeting with his supporters in Auchi.
The federal lawmaker had earlier defected from All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP to enable him to participate in the Edo North Senatorial primary of the PDP held on Dec. 7 which he eventually lost.
Addressing his supporters, Momoh said he left the PDP as a result of poor conduct of the primary where only one person was allowed to select delegates.
“The ill-treatment meted out to me by the leadership of the party by not allowing a level playing ground in deciding who emerges the party’s flag bearer is one of the reasons I am quitting the party, ’’ Momoh told his supporters.
The lawmaker, however, said that he was still in the race for the Edo North Senatorial seat, saying that his new political party would be made known soon.