The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Anenih, has resigned. Anenih said his resignation was to allow President Goodluck Jonathan take over the position. In his letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, Anenih said he had prior discussion with Jonathan over his willingness to stand down for him to assume the position.
The letter reads: “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,” the letter said.
Anenih is the second PDP top-notch, after its former national chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, to resign following President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat in the March 28 poll.