Finally, PDP BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin Resigns

Finally, PDP BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin Resigns

  • Influential stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party have been affected by the internal crisis rocking the nation's main opposition party
  • This is as the PDP flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state have refused to settle their differences
  • In a recent move, the chairman of the party's Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin has vacated his seat as the PDP chairman of the BoT

On Thursday, September 8, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, finally resigned from his position, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

Jibrin, who disclosed this at the 97th PDP BoT meeting on Thursday in Abuja, said his decision was made to ensure the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar emerged victorious in the 2023 elections, Daily Independent added.

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PDP BoT, Walid Jibrin, Nyesom Wike, Atiku Abubakar, 2023 elections
The rift between Governor Nyesom Wike and PDP flagbearer Atiku Abubakar has led to a serious internal crisis in the opposition party. Photo credit: PDP Governors in Action
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Recall Walid had said that he was ready to sacrifice his position if such will bring peace to the party.

Walid, who has six months to the expiration of his tenure, had said that the North cannot occupy all the key positions in the party.

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Senator Jirbin's resignation

The resignation comes amid agitation for more southern leaders to be reflected in the party’s hierarchy ahead of the 2023 general elections on one hand and as a condition for supporting the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by some southern chieftains of the party on the other hand.

Wike: Ayu to step down as PDP chairman or not? Atiku's position finally revealed

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Katch Ononuju, says the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, wants the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign so that he can have a peaceful party to win the 2023 presidential election.

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Ononuju, however, said, "there are hogs in the party who are telling" Ayu not to resign.

His words:

“From my own insider information, the candidate wants Mr Ayu to resign but there are hogs in the party who are telling them, ‘Ayu, don’t resign’. I don’t know why. The candidate wants Mr Ayu to leave so that he could have a peaceful party to go to the election.
“If Atiku keeps saying he is a unifier, let him now unify the party by taking decisions and also acting to aid the southerners in this issue of inclusion."

Ayu sacked or survives? PDP speaks after national caucus meeting, announces next step

Earlier, reported that the PDP national chairman, Ayu, presided over the party’s national caucus meeting on Wednesday night, September 7, in Abuja.

The development was an indication that the dark cloud hanging over his job might have been lifted, at least for now.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, PDP spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, said the party will announce members of the presidential campaign council on Thursday, September 8.


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