By Vincent Ujumadu, Awka
The former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has tendered his resignation letter as leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and the chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT.
In a letter addressed to the National Secretary of the party and submitted in the party’s Abuja office yesterday, Obi said he was resigning as leader and BoT chairman into which he was appointed in January
2014 by the National Executive Council of the party in Awka.
According to him, the appointment was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the party as stipulated by the constitution several months after it was made.
Obi also cited family and personal reasons, but did not give details.
He however wished the party well in her future endeavours, reiterating the fact that he remains an ordinary APGA member.
The former Governor was recently denied appointment as a minister by President Goodluck Jonathan because he allegedly refused to defect from APGA to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obi’s media aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem confirmed the development yesterday.
His words: “ If you recall, my boss was nominated the leader of the party and the chairman, Board of Trustees in January.
“The nomination was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the party at the time he submitted his letter of resignation.
“Since the convention will take place next year, people have found it convenient to blame him for the woes of the party, saying that he had failed to intervene on matters affecting the party, not knowing that without ratification of his nomination, he had no platform under which to intervene. Obienyem said that his boss remained an APGA member, and would continue to support the party at all times.
Only recently, four members of the party in the House of Representatives resigned their membership and declared for the PDP.