Mu’azu Caves In, Resigns As PDP Chairman

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National Chairman succumbed to pressure to resign
Resigned as PDP National Chairman
Resigned as PDP National Chairman

By Nuel Suji, Abuja.

The PDP National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Adamu Mu’azu has resigned his appointment.

Mu’azu finally succumbed to pressure from party leaders including Governors of Niger, Ekiti and Jigawa, who have been vehemently calling for his resignation since the party’s defeat in the last general elections.

He had earlier boasted that the party sink completely if he leaves.

Only last week, Mu’azu begged aggrieved party leaders, urging them to bury the hatchet and work towards a better performance in the next elections.

However, the former PDP national chairman’s decision to quit was made public at the meeting of National Working Committee (NWC) of the party,at Wadata House, Wednesday.

Until it lost the Presidency and majority of National Assembly seats in the last polls, the PDP had been in power for almost 16 years.

There has been accusations and counter, with respect to factors that worked against the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat at the recent general elections in Nigeria. Mu’azu has been alleged to be the main culprit and has since remained the target of the looming shakeup in the party NWC.

Mu’azu last week extended olive hands to all the warring members of the PDP and called for unity to pave way for stability in the party and prepare it for the 2019 general elections.

Indications have emerged earlier Wednesday that the ongoing meeting at the Party’s secretariat, might ratify Mu’azu sack, hence his early resignation might be an attempt to preempt the outcome and rubbish the imminent ousting.

Meanwhile, Mu’azu’s  Deputy  Prince Uche Secondus, has been directed to act as chairman pending the election of a substantive chairman in accordance with the party’s constitution.