ILAJE – The candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the 2019 Houses of Assembly elections, Emmanuel Oluwaseyi Lebile has resigned his membership from the party.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Adebayo Martins, Lebile thanked the leadership of ZLP and former governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, for their “support”.

Lebile, who contested to represent Ilaje Constituency II in the Ondo State House of Assembly, said that Ilaje has “suffered neglect over the years” hence his decision to “move forward politically” for the overall interest of the people.

According to Lebile, participation in the October 10 Ondo state governorship election as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is of paramount interest to his political camp.

The activist, cum politician urged his supporters to remain calm as he continues with consultations, adding that his next line of action would be communicated soon.

“as a former House of Assembly candidate for Ilaje Constituency II, in the 2019 state assembly election where I contested on the platform of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), it was indeed an opportunity which I am forever grateful. I want to use this opportunity to thank my political leader in person of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo State and other leaders of the ZLP for giving me the opportunity to fly the party’s flag to contest to represent my constituency.

“At this juncture, it is time for me and my supporters to move forward politically in our quest to bring even development, as well as dividends of democracy to our people in Ilaje constituency II in Ondo State who have suffered neglect over the years. On this note, we cease to be members of ZLP.

“I wish the party best of luck and I pray we all continue to work as we have always been doing for a just and fair society. The journey to freedom is a continuous fight and we shall persevere to achieve it.

“Finally, I ask my supporters to remain calm as announcement for our next move would be communicated to us soon because the forthcoming Ondo gubernatorial polls is a concern to us all, which we owe our society the obligation to participate in and also support the rightful candidate that will drive the industrialization of our dear sunshine state and develop her human capital”, he said