A former Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, has resigned his membership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party.
Bello, in a letter addressed to the PDP state’s Chairman, Soji Adagunodo, on Monday in Osogbo, said he was resigning his membership of the party because “the party had been hijacked by some certain elements”.
The former speaker was one of the seven PDP governorship aspirants that stepped down during the party’s primary in July 21, 2018.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bello contested as the party’s deputy governorship candidate to Otunba Iyiola Omisore in the 2014 governorship election.
Bello alleged that the party was shifting from the intendments of the founding fathers of the party.
He said: “The recent events within Osun State chapter of PDP and the National PDP in general, are to my mind inimical and a total shift from the intendments of the founding fathers of the party.
“This intendment, which was built on justice, fairness and service, had caused me to reconsider my membership of the party, which I hereby resign.
“It is my sincere belief that some certain elements had hijacked the rudder of the party and changed its cause toward an unknown path, which I am not ready to take.”
Bello, however, thanked the leadership of the party for the opportunities given to him to serve as the speaker of the assembly from 2003 to 2011.