DG PDP Governors’ Forum, Onaiwu, Resigns


Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

To pursue governorship ambition on APGA platform

Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Osaro Onaiwu, has resigned from his position, disclosing that he will pursue his governorship ambition on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Onaiwu was one of the four governorship aspirants in the just concluded PDP primaries, but could not participate in the election because of his inability to purchase the party’s Expression of Interest form put initially at N16million before it was reduced to N13 million.
In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the PDP Governor’s Forum, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, which was made available to THISDAY in Benin City, Onaiwu explained that he took the decision in order to pursue his future ambition.

According to the terse letter, “Unto every time, there is a season, and in line with this biblical truth, I wish to inform His Excellency of my resignation, effective from June 21, 2016, as the Director General of the PDP Governors’ Forum.

“I am persuaded to call it a quit in order to pursue my future endeavour in other capacity. During my years as DG of the Forum, I am consoled by the fact that my loyalty, competence and service was at no time in doubt, therefore will be leaving with gratitude. I wish to thank His Excellency and all his brother governors, past and present for their support during my term as DG and wish the Forum the best.

Onaiwu who confirmed his political future to journalists, said: “I am still in the governorship race in Edo State. You can see the leadership crisis in the PDP and that was why I did not purchase the nomination form the PDP platform. But I am going to fly the flag of the APGA in state.”