Calls on the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, and his National Working Committee members to resign grew at the weekend with Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State urging them to emulate the British political leaders, who resigned after leading their parties to a crushing defeat in Thursday’s election.
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose had led the crusade, saying Mu’azu and his NWC members should toe the path of honour.
Aliyu gave the advice in Dutse, Jigawa State capital, at the inauguration of a township road named after the then “G7 Governors’’ by Governor Sule Lamido.
He said any leader, who led his political party to defeat, like it happened to PDP should resign. “It is unfortunate that people had to be called to resign. The leaders are supposed to voluntarily resign their positions for the loss at the just-concluded general elections.
“It is unfair that they are threatening to form a factional PDP because they were asked to resign,” he said.
The governor noted that morality and principle were key attributes the PDP must imbibe to succeed for future elections.
According to him, what happened in the United Kingdom election on Thursday was a reflection of morality and principle, which must be brought to the Nigerian polity.
Aliyu, who expressed delight on the naming of streets after the “G7 Governors’’, commended Lamido for his vision in terms of history. Of the G7 Governors only five of them namely Governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Abdulfatai Ahmed (Kwara), Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso (Kano), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) and Ibrahim Shettima (Borno) had left the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress,
Aliyu and Lamido had dilly dallied till the end.