Falae resigns as SDP chairman, quits partisan politics


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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Chief Olu Falae has resigned as chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Friday because of old age.

The Director, Media & Publicity of SDP, Yemi Akinbode, said his resignation was not new to the leadership of the party.

His resignation came hours after the party leaders adopted All Progressives Congress (APC)’s President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the February 16 presidential election.

Falae stated in his resignation letter that his ailing health is part of the reasons for his resignation.

But Akinbode said Falae was part of the party leadership that adopted Buhari as SDP’s presidential candidate.

He said: “He stepped down as chairman of the party. He ought to have stepped down on September 31, 2018.

That was when he clocked 80 years of age. But I do not know what caused the delay.

He had earlier made it known that when he clocks 80 he will quit politics. It is not a new thing.

I feel that he was trying to wait after the election tactically to quit. But he did that now. And he cannot deny the adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the SDP because he was part of the entire process.

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