PDP Crisis: Why I resigned – Tony Anenih


Tony Anenih, the latest casualty of the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has explained why he decided to resign as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Party.

Why I resigned - Tony Anenih

Anenih’s resignation was made known earlier today, May 20, by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party in a statement which indicated that the party chieftain resigned from his post on personal grounds.

However new details in a letter written by Anenih to President Goodluck Jonathan have revealed the reasons why he decided to throw in the towel.

According to Premium Times, in the letter dated May 20, 2015 and titled: Notice of my decision to step down as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, the party chieftain said his decision to quit was to enable the president to effectively assume the chairmanship of the BoT.

He recalled that in an earlier meeting with Jonathan, he indicated his intention to step down from the office of the Chairman of the party’s Board to pave way for the president to assume the position.

Mr Anenih in the letter also pledged his unflagging loyalty to the party and promised to continue to pray for the prosperity of Nigeria and the PDP.

Mr. Anenih’s resignation followed a similar decision by the party’s chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, who also stepped down on Wednesday after weeks of running battles with party chieftains who wanted him out due to the party’s abysmal outing in the just concluded election.