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Political Shake-Up in Edo as Two Gov Aspirants Resign

In a significant political development in Edo State, two former gubernatorial aspirants have resigned from their respective parties. Dr. Felix Akhabue, formerly of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Dr. Victoria Amu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), both announced their departures yesterday for differing reasons.

Concurrently, Amu’s resignation from the APC was attributed to “personal and family reasons,” according to a statement she released.

Akhabue, who had aspired for governorship on the PDP platform, cited accusations of prejudice within the party’s leadership as his primary reason for leaving. His resignation letter was formally submitted to the PDP Ward 7 Chairman in Esan West Local Government Area and was also forwarded to several key figures in the party, including the Local Government Chairman, Senatorial Chairman, State Chairman, and the National Working Committee.

On his reason for resignation, Akhabue said, “My decision to resign is borne out of the glaring prejudicial activities of the party’s leadership against my fair, reasonable and continuous participation as a member of the party.

“I wish to use this opportunity to appreciate some genuine friends in the party we have worked together in past years.”
Similarly, Dr. Victoria Amu, in her resignation letter addressed to Ward 4 Chairman of the party in Owan West Local Government Area, said she was quitting the party for personal and family reasons.

“I thank the party for finding me worthy to have been given the opportunity to serve as SSA on Social Mobilization for seven years under Adams Oshiomhole and SSA to Governor Godwin Obaseki for one year. It is on record that I ran for the House of Assembly in 2022 and also in the just concluded Governorship race in 2024, all under APC.

“I crave the indulgence of all my friends, supporters and well-wishers to respect my decision at this auspicious moment to redefine the destiny of our great state,” she wrote.

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