In his letter addressed to the National Secretary of the party and submitted in the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, Obi said that he was resigning as leader and BoT chairman, the position he was appointed in January 2014 by the National Executive Council of the party and according to him, the position was yet to be ratified by a convention of the party as stipulated by the constitution.
He noted family and personal reasons, but refuse to give details. He, however, wished the party well in future endeavors. He also stated that he remains an ordinary party’s member.
Meanwhile, when ChannelsTv, a Lagos based television station contacted his Media Aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, he confirmed the development. According to him; “If you recall, my boss was nominated the Leader of the Party and the Chairman of her Board of Trustees in January. The nomination was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the Party, when 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 on the reason 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,” he said. Obienyem added that his boss remained an APGA member, and would continue to support the party at all times.