The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and the Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, on Wednesday bowed to pressure from key members of the party to resign.
Alhaji Mu’azu, in a letter he tendered during the PDP National Working Committee meeting in Abuja however cited health grounds as the reason for his resignation.
Chief Anenih, in a one-page letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, hinged his action on the current state of affairs in the party.
Alhaji Mu’azu, a former governor of Bauchi State, had only last week dismissed calls for his resignation and warned that the PDP would be buried if he succumbed to the pressure.
Upon receipt of Muazu’s letter, the Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, took over as the acting national chairman of the party, pending a replacement from the North-East, where the party chairmanship is zoned to.
The National Secretary of the party, Adewale Oladipo, who read a statement on the development to journalists at the Wadata Plaza national headquarters of the party, stated that the status of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, would be made known today by the National Working Committee
He also announced the setting up of a seven-man disciplinary committee headed by Chief Michael Addul.
The members are Chief Mike Ogiadohme, Senator Teslim Folarin, Dr. Akilu Indabawa, Dr. Hassan Kafayas, Nonye Nwangwu and Tony Okeke as Secretary.
The committee, according to Oladipo, will be inaugurated on Tuesday next week.
The NWC called for calm and the understanding of all members and other critical stakeholders, including the media.