Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih on Wednesday resigned his position as Chairman of the Conscience of the party, citing the current state of affairs in the party as reason for his action, just as BoT Secretary, Senator Walid Jibrin would hold forth.
His resignation came few hours after the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu threw in the towel as leader of the National Working Committee, NWC.
In a one- page letter he signed and sent to President Goodluck Jonathan, dated May 20, 2015, Anenih said,”Your Excellency will recall that in a conversation I had with you a few weeks ago, I had offered to step down from the office of the Chairman of our party’s Board of Trustees and proposed to hand over to you as its new Chairman in a ceremony that would have taken place on the 23rd of May, 2015. I had also repeated this position in our subsequent meetings.
“As a follow up to the above proposal and in view of the current state of affairs in our party, I have decided to formally put my offer in writing to enable you effectively assume the Chairmanship of Board of Trustees or approve a process that will enable any other member of the BoT who is considered competent, to assume the position.
“Kindly accept therefore, this letter as notice of my decision to step down from the position of Chairman of the BoT of our party with effect from today, the 20th of May, 2015.
“I am happy to inform you that, I remain a loyal foundation member of our great party and will continue to pray for the prosperity of Nigeria, our party, and for you and your family.
“Your Excellency, kindly accept the expression of my highest regards.”
Meanew hours after taking over as the Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Uche Secondus, Wednesday met behind closed doors with President Goodluck Jonathan.
It would be recalled that Mr Secondus, who is the party’s Deputy National Chairman, took over the leadership of the Party after the resignation of its National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, on health grounds.
Alhaji Muazu has been under pressure to resign following the loss of the PDP in the presidential election .
The Acting National Chairman of PDP arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 5.15pm in company of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.
Although the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it might not be unconnected with the recent development in the party.
Secondus was believed to have visited Jonathan in order to brief him on changes in the party and seek his support.