The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun state, has said the exit of Doyin Okupe, a former presidential spokesman, from the party is ‘good riddance and a non-issue.’
Bolaji Adeniji, spokesman of the party, in his statement to the press said Okupe had become “menopausal and can no longer bear fruits”.
“Okupe in his statement noted that the future of the party may not be significantly affected whichever way the judgement of the Supreme Court goes.
“We find this unfortunate because it shows that he is one of those who does not mean well for the party. It is shameful that at a time when relevant stakeholders such as governors, senators, BOT members and other loyal members, have resolved to forge ahead in unity irrespective of the Apex Court decision, an Okupe is a lone voice, steeped in negativity and backwardness.”
The Ogun PDP contradicted Okupe’s claim that the party was factionalised.
“The people are united and working hard towards electoral success in 2019. That some persons decided to form a social group to push the personal ambition of their sponsors, does not translate to factionalisation and we will not allow Okupe to legitimise the aberrant and rebellious activities of some of our members.”