Chief Olisa Metuh, a former national press secretary for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has resigned from the organisation and stated that going forward, he will only be participating in non-partisan politics.
He added that he had delivered his letter of resignation to the party’s ward chairman in his native State of Anambra.
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The former PDP spokesman claimed that he made the decision to leave party politics because he felt that being impartial would allow him to make a greater contribution to Nigeria’s democracy and effective government.
At six successive national conventions of the Party, Olisa Metuh was elected to serve in a number of national posts, making him the member of the National Working Committee (NWC) with the longest tenure.
“During my three-week journey for medical and personal reasons, I came to the reality that I can no longer play partisan politics in Nigeria,” Metuh wrote in the letter titled “Resignation From The PDP.”
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I made this choice because, based on my experience and my knowledge of Nigerian politics and development, I feel that, by remaining impartial, I will be able to do more to advance Nigeria’s democracy and system of good government. I have the authority to work for the strategic interests and welfare of the Nigerian people without being constrained by party since I am nonpartisan.
“In that sense, I formally inform you via letter that I have left the PDP and will no longer engage in partisan politics.
I’ve thoroughly loved being a member of the PDP, and I’m delighted to have served in many national roles throughout the course of six (6) consecutive National Conventions of the Party, making me the longest-serving member of the National Executive Committee.
I shall treasure the principles and values that our nation’s founding fathers taught us at the outset of our fledgling democracy.
Any future involvement in politics will be restricted to nonpartisan efforts to uphold and improve democracy and governance in Nigeria and throughout the world.
The nation cannot afford the resentment and division that may result from a lack of issue-based engagement in our political sphere, so I beg that you will continue to insist on it.
I have sent a copy of my resignation to my ward chairman in accordance with the PDP’s bylaws. God be with us everyone.