One of the longest-serving members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one-time Works minister, Chief Tony Anenih, has resigned from his position as the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party.
According to Anenih, in his resignation letter sent to President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday, the decision is informed by the need to enable the president or any other party chieftain take up the position.
“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.
“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’s letter to the President read.