A former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mike Aondoakaa, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to a Vanguard report, Aondoakaa, who made the decision known in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, said he was leaving partisan politics to take care of his personal businesses as well as engage fully in his law practice.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said, “I am leaving politics to fully engage in a bigger law practice and also tend to my businesses. I have already tendered my resignation letter to the party”.
On the allegation making the rounds in the state that he intended to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aondoakaa said it was false.
“I am not joining any party, it’s not true. I am leaving now before anyone starts saying anything or insinuating anything, I am quitting partisan politics”, he said.
The ex-minister also denied allegations that he worked against PDP during the last elections, describing them as not only unfounded but baseless.
“I never worked against the PDP, on the day of the elections. I only went to the polling booth and cast my votes. All I told the people was that they should vote according to their conscience and also defend their votes. I never worked against any party. The allegation is baseless”, he added.