The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has tendered his
resignation letter as Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and
the Chairman of the Party’s Board of Trustees.
In a resignation letter addressed to the National Secretary of the
Party and submitted in the Party’s Abuja office on Thursday, Mr Obi
said that he was resigning as Leader and BoT Chairman, into which
he was appointed in January 2014 by the National Executive
Council of the Party, which, according to him, was yet to be ratified
by a Convention of the party as stipulated by the constitution.
Obi cited family and personal reasons, but did not give details. He,
however, wished the party well in future endeavors. He stated that
he remains an ordinary APGA member.
When contacted, his Media Aide, Mr Valentine Obienyem, confirmed
“If you recall, my boss was nominated the Leader of the Party and
the Chairman of her Board of Trustees in January. The nomination
was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the Party, when he
submitted his letter of resignation.
“Since the convention will take place next year, people have found
it convenient to blame him for the woes of the Party on the reason
that he had failed to intervene on matters affecting the party, not
knowing that without ratification of his nomination, he had no
platform under which to intervene,” he said.
Obienyem said that his boss remained an APGA member, and
would continue to support the Party at all times.
APGA is presently witnessing mass exodus of her key members,
who cite the appropriation of the party by one man as a reason.
Peter Obi was Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from March
17, 2006 to November 2, 2006, when he was impeached and from
February 9, 2007 to May 29, 2007 after his impeachment was
Although a fresh election was held on April 29, 2007, he was
reappointed Governor on June 14, 2007 after a court ruling that he
should be allowed to complete a four-year term.
He won a February 6, 2010 election for a second term as governor
and was succeeded on March 17, 2014, by Willie Obiano of the All
Progressives Grand Alliance.