An employee in the Publicity Department of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Nwachukwu Ngige, has resigned his employment of the party according to a report by PUNCH newspapers.
Ngige said he was leaving the employment of the party because the PDP, according to him, “now celebrates mediocrity over competence.”
According to the report, Ngige alleged that interlopers had taken over the party.
He said, “We are leaving the party in droves. It is sad. Interlopers have taken over the party’s administration.
“I’m not resigning my membership of the party; I am only leaving as a paid employee of the party.
“But there is no way I will work under those who are inferior to me intellectually. I can’t continue to function when my inferiors suddenly become my bosses.
“The party has become a huge joke where brilliance is punished and mediocrity is celebrated.”
Nevertheless, Ngige, who said he joined the employment of the party on February 14, 2000, said he had no regret working for the former ruling party.
A source who pleaded anonymity however disclosed that though Ngige may have his grievances, he is not entirely correct. “Ngige killed all the moves made to rescue the party from this defeat. He saw every young person as a threat to his job. He benefitted so much from the party and even built a hotel working as a staff of the party”, the source said.
Not less than 30 members of staff of the Peoples Democratic Party have resigned their appointment since the party lost power in March 2015 according to media reports on Thursday.
There are about 120 establishment employees in the service of the party.
The gale of resignation, which was said to have started in the Administrative Department of the party a few days ago, has also moved to other departments.
Many directors were said to have turned in their letters of resignation.
Reports indicate the employees of the once-rich party had yet to come to terms with the cutting of their salaries by the party’s National Working Committee since August.
Besides, they were said to have been told that the agreement reached with the NWC members that they would not sack workers if they (workers) agreed to take a wage cut might not be implemented after all.