By Austen Akhagbeme
Dr. Azemhe Azena, who until today was a foremost governorship aspirant of the Labour Party, LP, in the upcoming Gubernatorial elections in Edo state, has resigned his membership of the Party.
In a resignation letter signed by him and released to the press by his media team, the popular televangelist and politician gave reasons for his actions which have become the talk of the town and have gone viral on social and traditional media spaces.
Dr. Azemhe Azena decries the ill-treatment he suffered at the hands of the leadership of the Labour Party in the Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State when he embarked on the tour of Edo North in preparations for the upcoming primary elections in Edo State.
According to the information contained in his resignation letter, Dr Azemhe and his team were refused entrance into the Akoko-Edo local government by the leadership of the party in the council during his December tour of the Edo North Senatorial district despite several entreaties by the senatorial leader, Amb Chris Ighodalo.
Dr. Azemhe in his letter said: “I wrote a protest letter to the senatorial leadership, copying the state leadership and have personally met with the senatorial leader over the issue, up until today, nothing has been said or done about it.”
Dr Azemhe added that such impunity, high-handedness and disrespect for constituted authority by a single individual, should be frowned upon by all genuine Democrats, especially those of the Labour Party which professes justice, fairness and Equity as her mantra.
The astute politician who has yet to join any political party is said to be in consultation with his constituents to know his next line of action.
It should be recalled that the esteemed Dr Azemhe Azena was one of the earliest aspirants to declare his interest in the platform of the Labour Party and therefore, a force to be reckoned with.
The renowned politician and popular television host hails from Okpekpe in Etsako- East local government area of Edo state.