The Chairman of the Board of Trustee (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has resigned his position over the crisis rocking the party.
Walid said his resignation was to curb the crisis in the party and make sure that the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, emerges as president in 2023.
Senator Jibrin announced his resignation at the ongoing meeting of the Board of Trustee at the Party headquarters in Abuja.
It was also gathered that the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Governor of Sokoto state Aminu Tambuwal will be prevailed upon to vacate his seat and make way for the south in the leadership of the party.
PDP has been enmeshed in serious crisis since the emergence of Atiku as the Presidential candidate and the nomination of the Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
The camp of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has been demanding the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the party, as part of efforts to resolve the crisis.
However, party stakeholders especially from the North were said to have prevailed on the BoT Chair and Governor Tambuwal to vacate their positions to give the South inclusion.
The BoT meeting, which is expected to be followed by the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party, also expected to take place today, was still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.