Ken Imansuangbon, a former governorship aspirant and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, on Wednesday, resigned his membership of the party.
Imansuangbon, popularly called ‘Riceman’, in a statement he signed, thanked the leadership of the umbrella party. He, however, did not give any reason for leaving the party.
“Since 2009, in what was tagged the ‘Ewohimi Declaration’ where I had joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has remained a memorable journey for me and I want to thank God almighty for his benevolence.
“The course of my political journey in the PDP had afforded me the opportunity to make great and wonderful friends and had shared great moments with which I will cherish for a lifetime.
“However, the reality of the moment has made it decisive that there comes a time in a man’s life when he has to move ahead.
“Consequently, therefore, I hereby tender my resignation from the membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Once again, I thank the entire leadership and body of the PDP,” he stated.
BusinessDay reports that his resignation from the party came barely a week after Matthew Urhoghide, a two-time senator, left the party.