Sen. Mathew Urhoghide, representing Edo South Senatorial District in the Senate announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday.
This is contained in a letter to the Acting National Chairman of PDP, Mr Umar Damagum and a copy made available to newsmen in Benin.
Urhoghide, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Account, said in the letter that the decision was due to the irreconcilable differences and squabbles within the PDP at the national and in Edo.
“I write to formally inform you and entire member of the PDP that I am resigning my membership of the party, effective immediately.
“My decision arose out of the negative political energy emanating at the moment from the irreconcilable differences and squabbles within the PDP at the national level and, especially, in my dear state.
“These squabble have spiked to the level that have made it impossible for someone who is a confirmed democrat to function and grow as I envisage in my political journey.
“This letter is fulfilling the promise I made to the leader of the PDP that I will consult and inform formally when and if I decided to step out of the PDP.
“I am grateful to the party which gave me the opportunity to achieve the mission of serving as a two-term senator.” he said.