The Senator Representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District, Obong Bassey Albert has resigned membership from the Peoples Democratic Party.
Sen. Albert popularly known as OBA in a letter dated 15th July, and addressed to his ward Chairman in Ibiono Ibom Eastern Ward 1 revealed that his resignation comes after due consultation with God, family and supporters.
coincidentally, the resignation of Senator Albert comes exactly same day the judgement on the Status Ante Bellum case which is in the Federal High Court in Abuja over the usage of Adhoc delegates in the PDP party primaries is to be given.
Also, Senator Albert had in a letter notified the party of his non-participation in the party primaries following the election that produced the Adhoc delegates and the court order for all parties to maintain Status Ante Bellum.
OBA who has spent over 20years and rose through the rung of leadership under the PDP, noted that he is resigning to pursue his governorship ambition which cannot be actualized on the platform of the PDP.
The resignation letter reads in full,
July 15, 2022
The Ward Chairman
Ibiono Ibom Eastern Ward 1
Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area,
Akwa Ibom State.
RESIGNATION OF MY MEMBERSHIP OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)
It is with the greatest sense of responsibility, purpose, and love for my people that I make bold this communication.
I have been a loyal and committed member of the Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria for over 20 years and have through the platform of the party serve our people, state, and nation diligently without any blemish, and I have by the grace of God contributed positively and impactfully to the growth and development of our dear country, state, and our people in general.
I believe as a law maker and a distinctive one at that, I must at all times advocate and pursue virtues and values that promote and sustain the effective adherence to the rule of law.
As you are aware, my aspiration to serve our dear state in the office of the Executive Governor is not personal or selfish but rather the collective ambition of our people, based on the principles of justice and equity, to achieve a better and prosperous Akwa Ibom State.
In words of Jean Anouilh and I quote “The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it”.
Therefore, after an extensive consultation with my God, family, friends, supporters, and well-meaning believers in a just and equitable Akwa Ibom State across the world, it’s obvious that these collective yearnings and aspirations cannot be actualize under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Consequently, guided by the sentiments, concerns and worries of our people so expressed on the need to take immediate steps for the actualization of their aspirations.
I am therefore compelled to resign my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) forthwith.
I am convinced that this action will enable me to take the next positive step to meet the hopes and expectations of Akwa Ibom People.
Thank you and may God bless Akwa Ibom State.