Professor A.B.C. Nwosu, a former Minister of Health and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has resigned from both positions due to the party’s breach of its constitutional provisions for rotational presidency between the north and south.
Nwosu, a prominent Igbo leader from Otolo Nnewi in Anambra State, stated in his resignation letter to the National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, that his resignation is based on conscience and principle and takes effect from January 12, 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 rotational presidency between the North and South of Nigeria has been a long and arduous one and I have been involved. Nigeria and the Peoples 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).” He said in his letter.
The office of the PDP National Chairman confirmed receipt of the letter.
Nwosu, a founding member of the PDP, emphasized the importance of adhering to agreements reached by a Constituent Assembly and enshrined in the party’s Constitution.
Copy of his resignation letter: