Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees ( BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin has resigned.
Jibrin announced his resignation on Thursday at a meeting of the PDP BoT in Abuja.
He said the decision was made to ensure the party’s presidential candidate emerged victorious in the 2023 elections.
Jibrin said he was sure if he would be considered for a bigger position if Atiku Abubakar wins.
He said, “I took this decision based on what I said in the past. I said that all we want to make sure of is that Atiku Abubakar becomes the President by all means, and that is why I sincerely decided to step down from the BoT. I discussed this with the candidate and he agreed with me. I am sure if the party wins, I will be given a bigger position.”
The resignation comes amid agitation for more southern leaders to be reflected in the party’s hierarchy ahead of the 2023 general elections on one hand and as a condition for supporting the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by some southern chieftains of the party on the other hand.