Barring any last minute change of heart, the National Chairman of Nigeria’s embattled ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu will resign from his position today.
A source close to Mr. Mu’azu said the chairman was advised by his close friends and associates at a meeting which held Tuesday night in Abuja to resign.
Indications that he had told members of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, of his decision, emerged early Wednesday when the spokesperson of the party, Olisa Metuh, told reporters at the party’s head office in Abuja to expect a “breaking news” briefing from him later in the day.
The NWC is currently holding a meeting at Wadata Plaza and Mr. Metuh is expected to address the press after the meeting.
Our source also said apart from Mr. Mu’azu, the chairman of the party’s board of trustees, Tony Anenih, is also resigning today.
The PDP has been enmeshed in crisis since losing the presidential election which held March 28.
The party also lost most of its states especially in the north to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The APC has also snatched the majority number of seat in the two chambers of the National Assembly.
Top members of the party including Governors have been calling on the NWC members to resign their positions for leading the party to its most disastrous outing since 1998.
Mr. Metuh had two weeks ago said the crisis of the party was over, at the intervention of President Jonathan.
More to come.