Oladapo Salako, a former member of House Of Representatives has resigned from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.
Salako, a two term representative from Remo Federal Constituency on the platform of the party in his resignation letter to the party National Chairman, Uche Secondus said he left the party because of Ogun East senatorial primary election.
Salako said despite the position of the Appeal Committee that he should be declared winner of the primary election; the party ignored same and instead, declared his co-contestant, Bola Kalejaiye, the party’s flag bearer winner.
Salako also said: “My first shock was the demand by the committee in charge of the primary election for the sum of N750, 000 as my share for the cost of the venue and logistics. By tradition, it has always been the responsibility of PDP to bear the cost of venue and other incidental expenses relating to primary election.”
He added that amid other electoral irregularities that allegedly characterised the Ogun PDP primaries, party officials sent to conduct the exercise skipped the accreditation of voters in the absence of INEC staff and DSS operatives.
Salako said he was left with no option but to quit the party he spent his resources and time to build because his request for the nullification of the primaries fell on deaf ears.