2019: Presidential aspirant, Onovo dumps NCP, gives reasons
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Chief Martins Onovo, the 2015 presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and a 2019 presidential aspirant, has quit the party.
Onovo, in a letter, addressed to Comrade Ayodele Akele, the party’s National Secretary titled ‘Resignation of Membership’ said he was quitting the party because its management had abandoned its principles and values and betrayed the legacy of the founder, late Chief (Dr.) Gani Fawehinmi (SAN).
He lamented that the party’s current management had deviated from its ideal values and violated its constitution.
He said: “With the vicious violations of the provisions of the party constitution, financial irregularities, abuse of power, division of the NEC and sponsored factions in very many states, I can no longer tolerate the hypocrisy and perfidy presently prevailing which has led many great patriots to leave the party silently.
“I restate my commitment to the universal values of Integrity, Rule of law, Justice Service and Excellence on which the party was founded.
“I thank immensely all the patriotic members of the party for their great confidence in me and I assure them that we remain committed to our values and our patriotic objectives.”