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PDP Chieftain Benjamin Obaseki Resigns, Cites Leadership Disconnect and Infighting 

Jun 14, 2024

PDP Chieftain Benjamin Obaseki Resigns, Cites Leadership Disconnect and Infighting 

In a surprising move, Benjamin Obaseki, a prominent chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oredo Local Government of Edo State, has resigned his membership in the party. 

A Departure Letter 

Sources reports that Obaseki announced his resignation in a letter dated June 12, 2024, addressed to the local government chairman of the party. In the letter, Obaseki expressed deep regret over his decision but stated that it was necessary for his political growth. 

Disillusionment with PDP Leadership 

Obaseki highlighted his disenchantment with the PDP leadership, accusing them of losing touch with their members and becoming insensitive to their concerns. He noted that this disconnect has significantly impacted his political journey. 

Key Roles and Contributions 

Before his resignation, Obaseki served as an ex-official of the Oredo Local Government chapter of the party and was an active member of Ward 10. Reflecting on his time with the PDP, he said, “It has been incredible and a pleasure to be part of the one-time big political family we built together that fostered many victories.” 

A Candid Critique 

In his candid critique, Obaseki lamented, “I sincerely regret this decision to resign from the party that I joined in building from scratch, but I am convinced it is time for me to leave for my growth as the leadership of the party has lost touch with its members and hence become insensitive to my plight.” 

A Bleak Outlook for PDP 

Obaseki did not mince words about his concerns for the PDP’s future. “I believe the People’s Democratic Party is great, but with the likes of the governor as leaders of the party, there is no hope for the future. It is a pity that the infighting that has engulfed the party at the state level will consume the party, and I do not intend to be consumed alongside it.” 

Conclusion 

Benjamin Obaseki’s resignation underscores growing frustrations within the PDP ranks, highlighting a critical need for introspection and reform within the party to address internal conflicts and reconnect with its grassroots members. 

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