In a statement on Friday, he said he was leaving Sinn Fein. But he remained tight lipped about the reason why.
He said that his decision followed “certain allegations” which might be taken up by “certain hostile media elements”.
“My adjudication on this matter leads me to believe that those hostile elements within the media would use any allegation to attack my party and the job of work it has undertaken,” he said.
It is understood he will remain as a councillor representing the Glens District in Moyle Council.