Opposition politician Nicole Seah has resigned from the National Solidarity Party (NSP), which she contested during the 2011 General Election (GE).Seah, who relocated to Bangkok in March for work, said the decision to leave the party was “an extremely difficult and painful” one to make.
The 28-year-old noted that when she started out in politics as a fresh graduate, she had wanted to make a difference by bringing more political awareness to young people and felt that her “job is done (for now).”
“I have to move on and grow in other areas, before I can continue to give back to the communities I choose to place myself in," she said.
Despite her departure, Seah is not leaving politics completely, saying she will “find a more suitable platform to contribute and give back".
NSP’s secretary-general Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, who confirmed that Seah had tendered her resignation on August 25, said “no incident, altercation or animosity had taken place between Seah and the party’s leaders”, and that the party is very appreciative of all her efforts and respects her decision to leave.
A former member of the Reform Party, Seah joined NSP in 2011 and contested in Marine Parade GRC in the GE that year. She became the party's second assistant secretary-general last year.