Ahead of the 2023 elections, Elizabeth Ativie, a former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has resigned from the party.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Ativie left the APC due to the alleged non-inclusion of women in elective positions.
She made known her exit on Tuesday via a letter addressed to the Edo State Chairman of the APC, Colonel David Imuse (rtd.).
“This is to convey to you that I have officially resigned from the APC, with immediate effect,” her letter read.
“I wish to inform my teeming supporters and the general public that I have officially resigned from my former party, the APC.
“It is not because I did not have the opportunity to have the ticket (to represent Uhunmwonde/Orhionwwon constituency in the House of Representatives) but I have been a feminine activist, and I have fought assiduously to ensure women’s inclusion in decision making in Edo State and Nigeria.
“It is unacceptable that all the women in Edo State, who sought elective positions on the platform of APC in the primaries were illogically prevented from picking the tickets.”
It is not yet clear which party she is joining.