By Henry Umoru
EX-Governor of Nasarawa State and Secretary, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, said he resigned from his position because of the pending cases against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to him, it became very imperative for him to throw in the towel because it was no longer necessary to hold on to the position as secretary of BoT which he described as the conscience of the party, adding that as members of the party, they must live by example.
Last Thursday, PDP National Chairman, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, in similar circumstances resigned as the head of the partyâ€™s National Working Committee.
Adamuâ€™s letter which Vanguard obtained and was addressed to the Chairman, BoT, and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said after his discussions with his boss in February, he had to succumb to his elderly advise not to resign then when he (Adamu) moved to tender his letter then.
According to him, â€œYour Excellency, you would kindly recall that I had some time in February intimated you on my intention to resign as Secretary ofÂ Board of Trustees. After our brief discussion on this subject, I succumbed to your elderly advice not to resign.
â€œIt is, therefore, regrettable to inform you that having reviewed the subject- matter and, in particular, regarding the pending case against me by EFCC, I have decided to submit herein my resignation as Secretary of PDP Board of Trustees with immediate effect,” he said.