Oct 14, 2011 – A former commissioner in Ondo State, Chief Tayo Alasoadura, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Alasoadura, a founding member of the PDP, served in the administration of former Governor Olusegun Agagu as Commissioner for Finance.
His resignation letter to the PDP Chairman in Ward eight, Iju, Akure North Local Government, reads: “Having founded and led the party in the local government area since 1998, I enjoyed working with members and other party leaders at the local government and state levels.
“However, there comes a time in the life of a man when crucial and painful decisions have to be made, and that is what has led me into taking this decision. I wish the party well.”
Alasoadura’s resignation came at a time when the PDP leadership is working towards repositioning the party for 2013 governorship election.
The PDP said Alasoadura’s resignation is a welcome development.
Its Publicity Secretary, Chief Olufemi Omosanya, said: “It is a welcome development. He has consistently remained an albatross in the neck of the party in his local government since his inglorious disrespect to Oba Farunkanmi, the Okiti of Iju, against whom he waged a war that saw the Oba abandoning his stool and fleeing for his life.” (The Nation)