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PDP Crisis: Jibrin Out, Wabara in as BoT Chairman

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Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Walid Jibrin, has resigned from his position, apparently as a way out of the lingering crisis rocking the party.

Consequently, former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, the secretary of the board, has been named acting chairman.

“I took this decision based on what I said in the past. I said that all we want is to make sure that Atiku Abubakar becomes the President by all means, and that is why I sincerely decided to step down from the BoT.

“I discussed this with the candidate and he agreed with me. I am sure if the party wins, I will be given a bigger position,” Jibrin said at the 97th BoT meeting of the main opposition party, held on Thursday in Abuja.

Following the crisis that engulf the party, after the insistence by the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, that he will not yield to calls by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and a member of the BoT, Bode George, amongst other Southern leaders, to resign, Jibrin had said he was willing to vacate his office, as his sacrifice to allow for harmony in the party.

He supported the calls by Wike and others that the party can not have the combination of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, who is from Adamawa and Ayu, from Benue, state, both Northerners, in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.

This, they said, is a lopsided arrangement in the party’s hierarchy.

 

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