Ahead of the 2020 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, deputy chairman of the Zenith Labour Party in Ondo State, Oganising secretary, 13 local government chairmen, 161 ward chairmen and their executives and other leaders of the party has resigned their various executive positions and membership of the party.
The leaders, comprising many state executive committee members of the ZLP, local government and ward chairmen of the party decided to join a newly formed Grassroot Progressive Network (GPN).
While addressing a press conference in Akure on Monday, Com. Adebayo Abayomi stated that the group have unanimously resolved to collapse their structure into the GPN with a mission to effectively mobilise the people for the purpose of bringing governance to their doorstep and involving them in decisions that affect their lives.
Hon. Femi Ikoyi, former Organising Secretary of the ZLP stated that the decision to resign from the ZLP is coming at the right time and in the interest of the masses of Ondo State who have always been at the receiving end of bad leadership and poor government decisions.
Leaders representing each local governments were unanimous in their speech stating that they are happy to leave the ZLP and chart a new course for themselves and their people.
The Grassroot Progressive Network is led by Hon. Bunmi Tunji Ojo, Member House of Representatives Akoko North West/East Constituency and Chairman, House Committee On NDDC.