By Ibidapo Balogun
More resignations seem underway in the Peoples Democratic Party following the stepping down of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
The Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, has now stepped down from his position as well.
WESTERN POST learnt that Anenih cited the current state of affairs in the party as his reason for resignation in his one-page letter which he signed and sent to President Goodluck Jonathan.
It was dated May 20, 2015 and entitled: “Notice of my decision to step down as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party”.
Anenih said his decision would enable President Jonathan to effectively assume the chairmanship of the BoT.
President Jonathan is at present reluctant to step in as BoT chair, saying he wanted to lie low for at least one year, but he has been advised to grab it.
According to sources, the president was told the position would come handy as a platform to launch a response when All Progressives Congress regime of Muhammadu Buhari begins to attack him.
Anenih’s letter read in part: “Your Excellency will recall that in a conversation I had with you a few weeks ago, I had offered to step down from the office of the Chairman of our party’s Board of Trustees and proposed to hand over to you as its new Chairman in a ceremony that would have taken place on the 23rd of May, 2015.
He further said: “As a follow up to the above proposal and in view of the current state of affairs in our party, I have decided to formally put my offer in writing to enable you effectively assume the Chairmanship of Board of Trustees or approve a process that will enable any other member of the BoT, who is considered competent, to assume the position.
“Kindly accept therefore, this letter as notice of my decision to step down from the position of Chairman of the BoT of our party with effect from today, the 20th of May, 2015.
“I am happy to inform you that, I remain a loyal foundation member of our great party and will continue to pray for the prosperity of Nigeria, our party, and for you and your family,” Anenih said.