The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shaibu, on Tuesday resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This came few hours after his principal, Gov.Godwin Obaseki also dumped the ruling party.
Shaibu made the announcement in Benin, the state capital and went ahead to remove the ruling party’s flag from the Government House.
Shaibu’s resignation was contained in a letter to the Ward Chairman, APC Ward 11, Etsako West Local Government Area.
The terse letter reads: ”I write pursuant to Article 9.5 (i) of the constitution of the APC to formally resign my membership and to inform you of my formal withdrawal from all or any of its proceedings and processes whatsoever.
“Please note that this resignation takes immediate effect.”
Bittertruth Media recalls that the APC screening panel last week had disqualified the governor from participating in the primary election slated for Monday.
Amidst the political turmoils in Edo State, Gov.Obaseki who was the only APC governor in the Southsouth, is yet to announce his new party.