A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ogbonna Nwuke, says the resignation of Senator Walid Jibrin as the Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman isn’t enough to solve the crisis rocking the party.
HausaToday reports that Jibrin resigned from his position on Thursday at the 97th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Following Jibrin’s resignation, former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara emerged as the new PDP BoT Chairman of the opposition party.
In an interview with TheGuardian, Nwuke said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his allies cannot be appeased with the resignation of Jibrin.
The former member of the House of Representatives said BoT was only an advisory body, which has not much effect on the party crisis.
He added that the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, cannot come from the North, which he said negates fairness and equity.
He said: “The situation is very clear, you cannot have a presidential candidate from a particular zone and the national chairman from that same zone. That does not answer the equation question inherent in the PDP Constitution. We must do the needful if we want peace as we get closer to the kick-off of campaigns.”
Nwuke, however, commended Jibrin for supporting the position of the Wike camp, saying that Ayu has to resign to restore peace to the party.
He said: “Wahid Jibril is a gentleman. From the beginning, he was always on the path of truth. But that is not enough to balance the imbalanced equation as we see it in the PDP today. The national chairman of the party has to resign. That demand is very key to us.”