BreakingNews 17/8/14 - Peter Obi Resigns as APGA BoT Chairman and Leader, Cites Personal and Family Reasons

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has tendered his resignation letter as Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and the Chairman of the Party's Board of Trustees.
 
In a resignation letter addressed to the National Secretary of the Party and submitted in the Party's Abuja office 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 of the Party, which, according to him, was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the party as stipulated by the constitution.
 
Obi cited family and personal reasons, but did not give  details. He however wished the party well in her future endeavors, was reiterating the fact that he remains an ordinary APGA member.
 
Widely acknowledged as the man who kept APGA alive over the past decade, Mr. Obi had recently been denied appointment as a minister by President Goodluck Jonathan because he refused to defect from APGA to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

When contacted, his Media  aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem confirmed the development.  In 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.

It will be recalled that APGA is presently witnessing mass exodus of her key members, who cite the appropriation of the party by one man as a reason.

*Photo Caption - Mr. Peter Obi
 
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