The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae has announced his retirement from active politics.
The elder statesman made the announcement on Friday at a news conference in Akure, the Ondo State capital, but gave conflicting indications of his action.
While explaining that he was quitting active politics, Chief Falae equally said he was not resigning as the SDP national chairman, but in the same breath stated that Prof. Tunde Adeniran will be in charge as the defacto National Chairman, of the party.
The former Secretary to the military government and founder of the SDP who clocked 80 years last September, cited health challenge as a major reason for his action.
The SDP is facing crisis over who should be the presidential candidate, between former minister, Professor Jerry Gana and former governor of Cross River Donald Duke.
The party has also endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general elections.