By Wasiu Popoola
A former Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, on Saturday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, attributing the decision to personal reasons.His resignation letter, which was formally tendered to the Ondo State chairman of the PDP through its Chairman, Akoko North East Local Government in Ikare-Akoko, was obtained by journalists in Abuja.
The resignation letter by Elegbeleye, who was also a former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, was entitled: “Re: Resignation of my Membership of Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State.”
The letter reads, “I write to inform you of the resignation of my membership of Peoples Democratic Party effective from the date indicated in this letter. This decision is personal and is without prejudice to the existing political situation in Ondo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party.
“I sincerely thank the party leaders at all levels for the relationship that existed between us all this while. Thank you, Otunba (Hon) Gbenga Elegbeleye.”
But a source close to him, who pleaded anonymity, said he may have struck a deal with the All Progressives Congress, ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
“Otunba (Hon) Gbenga Elegbeleye may have struck a deal with the APC and in a few days time may be moving to join them because that is where it is happening. He will officially and publicly announce his intention in a short while. I do not want to say more than this. Let us keep our fingers crossed.”