Doyin Okupe Dumps PDP (Fani Kayode Tweets ‘support’)

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Doyin Okupe, a former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, has abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Mr. Okupe said the PDP had become so deep in crisis that the former ruling party could no longer be saved, notwithstanding the faction that emerges victorious in the ongoing battle for the party’s control between Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Sheriff.
Mr. Okupe served Mr. Jonathan as public affairs aide from 2012 until the former president was defeated in 2015.
The politician, from Ogun State, also said he would no longer participate in active politics for the foreseeable future unless he’s called upon by divine intervention.
Protracted crisis in the PDP has seen the party lose several of its political bigwigs since losing power after 16 years at the helm, including serving senators and members of the House of Representatives.
In a reaction to Doyin Okupe’s announcement, his friend and party member, Femi Fani-Kayode who was a former Minister of Aviation tweeted stating he called Doyin Okupe who informed him of his reasons of dumping the party. Fani Kayode revealed ‘…we may lose many more soon’ an indication that many interpreted to his move to also stage a walk away from the party he joined some years ago after leaving the APC.