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Tokunbo Kayode Former defence minister leaves PDP

Kayode disclosed his plan in Akure, Ondo State, in a keynote address he delivered at the opening of the Week of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ondo State chapter on Monday.

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The former minister of Defence, Prince Ade Tokunbo Kayode, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) revealed his decision to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Kayode disclosed his plan in Akure, Ondo State, in a keynote address he delivered at the opening of the Week of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ondo State chapter on Monday.

The ex-minister made Dr. Sunday Kayode to read his address in which he said that he would not seek any political office and still committed to strive for the development of his state. However, he hadn’t mentioned the name of political party in which he is going to join.

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I will continue to stand, not for any political office; I don't have the stomach for that, not any more. But even as I change my political platform, a move which is already in process, I will continue to concentrate on my law practice and business and do projects that will help the public, women and children.”

And for the women of Ondo state and Nigeria, I will continue to support the proper articulation of the power and right of women politician who wishes to win any election”, Kayode stated.

Commenting on the theme of 2015 FIDA Week: “Advancing Women Participation in National Development”, Kayode said the theme represents what FIDA had been doing in the past and what the organisation can still do.

Kayode observed that Nigeria’s democracy recognises the importance of the participation of women in Nation Building and National Development. He remarked the role of women organizations such as FIDA in encouraging the participation of women in every field by overcoming the societal and conventional barriers.

Ade Tokunbo Kayode held several positions in the former governments formed by PDP such as minister of culture and tourism in Yar Adua’s cabinet, Attorney General for Jonathan’s Government and finally appointed as the minister of Defence in Jonathan cabinet in 2010 which was his last office.

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