Prof A.B.C Nwosu dumps PDP, gives reason

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A former Health Minister, Prof Alphonsus Nwosu, has resigned as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), BoT member.

In a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the Party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, and the Acting BoT Chairman, Sen. Adolphus Wabara, Nwosu said he was displeased with the internal wranglings in the Party occasioned by lack of respect for the agreement reached on political positions in the country.

According to him, the inability of the Party to adhere to the rotational or zoning provision of the Party’s constitution formed the basis of his resignation.

The letter read, “I hereby resign my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party and its Board of Trustees with effect from today, Thursday, 12th January 2023.

“This resignation for me is a matter of conscience and principle because of the Party’s inability to adhere to the rotation provision in its (PDP) constitution.

“The journey to the rotational presidency between the North and South of Nigeria has been a long and arduous one, and I have been involved.

“We must learn to respect the provisions in the constitution and the agreement reached by members of the Party.

“Nigeria and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) must learn to keep to an agreement reached by a Constituent Assembly (1995), and enshrined in the Party’s (PDP) Constitution (1998).”