Posted by News Express | 15 August 2014 | 3,987 times
Facts have emerged on why immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, resigned as Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (PGA) and Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).
News Express broke the news of Obi’s resignation late this morning. APGA is the ruling party in Obi’s home state and he is generally credited as the party’s backbone.
In a resignation letter addressed to the National Secretary of the party and submitted at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja yesterday, Mr. Obi said he was resigning as Leader and BoT Chairman into which he was appointed in January 2014 by the National Executive Council, which, according to him, was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the party as stipulated by the constitution of the party.
Obi cited family and personal reasons, but did not give details. He however wished the party well in its future endeavours, assuring that he remains an ordinary APGA member.
When contacted, his media aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, confirmed the development. His words: “If you recall, my boss was nominated the Leader of the Party and the Chairman of her Board of Trustees in January. The nomination was yet to be ratified by a convention of the party when he submitted his letter of resignation. Since the convention will take place next year, people have found it convenient to blame him for the woes of the party on the reason that he had failed to intervene on matters affecting the party, not knowing that without ratification of his nomination, he had no platform under which to intervene.”
Obienyem said that his boss remained an APGA member, and would continue to support the party at all times.
News Express reports that APGA is presently witnessing exodus of key members, who cite the appropriation of the party by one man as a reason. Speaking with newsmen penultimate Friday in Awka-Etiti, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Obi had lamented that the failure by APGA to ratify the positions has made it impossible for him to have a platform to use to engage aggrieved party members.
•Photo shows Peter Obi.
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