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Anenih Resigns As BoT Chairman, PDP NWC Accepts Resignation

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… Senator Walid Jibrin Becomes News BoT Chairman
SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, (THEWILL) – Chief Tony Anenih, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resigned from the position, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party said in a statement late Wednesday.

The NWC in a statement by the Secretary of the party, Adewale Oladipo, said the Chief Anenih resigned on “personal grounds.”

The Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin has been appointed new chairman pending the election of a new chair, the statement said.

“In accepting the resignation the NWC noted the outstanding contributions of Chief Anenih in the party over the years especially in his capacity as the Board of Trustees Chairman.

“As one of the founding fathers of the PDP, the NWC appreciates Chief Anenih’s guiding role in the party in the last 16 years and wish him well in his future endeavours.

“Consequent upon the resignation, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin holds forth pending the election of a new BoT Chairman.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Dr. Adamu Mu'azu bow to pressures to resign as national chairman following the party's defeat at the general election and the crisis rocking the ruling party.