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PDP crisis: Tambuwal has not resigned as governors forum chair, says DG

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has not resigned as the chairman of the PDP governors forum. ...

 


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has not resigned as the chairman of the PDP governors forum.

 

Earlier on Thursday, there were reports that Tambuwal had resigned and Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, was now the new chairman of the forum.

 

But in a statement, C.I.D. Maduabum, director-general of the forum, said Tambuwal will continue in his position while the party works towards resolving its crisis.

 

“This is to inform the general public and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party that the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF), Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, has not resigned as Chairman of the Forum contrary to some media reports,” the statement reads.

 

“Members of the PDP Governors Forum are working behind the scenes to resolve all contending issues concerning the Party.

 

“To this end a meeting of the Forum will soon be convened.”

 

Meanwhile, the development comes hours after the PDP passed several resolutions after its national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

 

Among the resolutions was a vote of confidence in Iyorchia Ayu, PDP national chairman, despite calls for his resignation.

 

Among persons asking Ayu to resign is Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, on the grounds that the national chairman and presidential candidate cannot be from the same region.

 

However, the national chairman had dismissed the calls, describing those pushing it as “children”.

 

Meanwhile, as part of efforts to resolve the crisis, Walid Jibrin has resigned as the chairman of the board of trustees (BoT) of PDP.

 

But Wike had dismissed Jibrin’s resignation, adding that Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, had told him a southerner would become PDP chairman after the presidential primary in May.

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