The Chairman of the Brass Local Government Council area of Bayelsa State, Hon. Victor Inodunimi Isaiah, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, citing alleged lingering internal crisis and segregation.
He also announced that he and his numerous followers have pitched their tent with the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Hon. Isaiah, who was elected into office in 2019 as a local Government chairman on the platform of the PDP and has a month to the expiration of his mandate.
In a letter addressed to the Ward 3 Chairman of the PDP in Brass Local Government area dated July 8th,2022, Hon. Isaiah pointed out that he does not see the PDP as a party on which platform he can actualise the desire to serve the people.
In another statement issued on Sunday and signed by him, Hon. Isaiah noted that it is unfortunate that his political history will be incomplete without mentioning the PDP.
He said “Most of us are in politics to bring infrastructural development and other democratic dividends to our people, and a political party remains the platform through which one can wield the needed political power to actualize this desire.
“There is no doubt that this can only be possible if and when the party is united and guided by democratic principles and values, and has a leadership that gives all members a sense of belonging and hope for a better future.
“Disappointingly, this is no longer obtainable in the PDP especially in Bayelsa, as there is currently so much segregation among a large number of party members and stakeholders who fought hard for its present growth and acceptance.
“Based on my personal values, I can no longer remain in a party that is sharply divided and neglects die-hard members with no hope of solving the internal crisis, hence my decision to resign my membership. I and my supporters have officially registered as members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and were warmly welcomed by the party leadership.
“The slogan of SDP is progress and from my findings, it is a stable national party that even precedes the two major political parties in the country. We believe that through this party we shall have the platforms to serve and bring development to our people. I most sincerely apologize to my mentor and the former Governor of Bayelsa State, H.E Senator Henry Seriake Dickson for leaving the party he used to mold me to be who I am today. I know very well that he will be very disappointed with my unexpected defection and I am deeply sorry for it.
“Despite leaving the PDP due to the lingering internal crisis and segregation, Senator Dickson will continue to have my high regard and loyalty as his contribution to my life will remain vivid in my mind for as long as I live.”