A member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Professor Alphonsus Nwosu, has resigned his membership of the party, citing the party’s refusal to stick to the zoning formula.
Although he did not mention the party he ill be joining, sources however told Fedredsnews that the former Health Minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo has already made up his mind to join Obasanjo in supporting the presidential ambition of Peter Obi, his kinsman and flagbearer of the Labour Party.
But in the letter announcing his resignation, Nwosu said he took the action was because of the party’s inability to respect its own constitution on power rotation between the North and South.
Nwosu communicated his resignation to the National Chairman of the party in a letter dated Thursday, January 12, 2023.
The letter was also copied to Adolphus Wabara, acting PDP BOT chairman, and the party chairman of PDP, Ward 1, Nnewi.
The letter read: “This resignation for me is a matter of conscience and principle because of the party’s inability to adhere to the rotation provision in its (PDP) Constitution,” he wrote.
“The journey to rotational presidency between the North and South of Nigeria has been a long and arduous one and I have been involved. Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must learn to keep to an agreement reached by a Constituent Assembly (1995); and enshrined in the Party’s (PDP) Constitution (1998).”
The PDP has been enmeshed in a serious crisis since the conduct of its presidential primaries in May last year when Atiku won the ticket after the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party jettisoned the zoning formula of the party.