Governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have concluded that the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and other members of its National Working Committee, NWC, should take the path of honour and resign immediately.
This was the outcome of the meeting of 19 PDP governors held Tuesday night, which extended to the early hours of yesterday at Akwa Ibom Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.
They resolved that it had become imperative for them to go to pave way for new leadership, following the abysmal performance of the party at the March 28 and April 11 general elections.
The meeting, which was the first since PDP lost the presidency after 16 years of leadership, was a post-mortem on the election and the way forward for the party.
The party, which controlled the Presidency, House of Representatives and the Senate since 1999, did not only suffer defeat at the presidential election, but also lost in its traditional states of Plateau, Niger, Kaduna, Benue, Bauchi and Jigawa.
It became the opposition party in the Senate with 46 senators,while APC has 60.
It was gathered that at the meeting, which was held behind closed doors as journalists were not informed, had Muazu, his deputy, Prince Uche Secondus and National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon, and all 19 governors in attendance.
A source at the meeting told Vanguard that Muazu and his team were later asked to excuse the governors.
Soon after they left the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge, the governors, the source said, agreed unanimously that the party would need fresh persons and that Muazu and his team must pave way for the new blood that would be required to run the party.
Following the decision of the governors, who want to take total control of the party, members of the NWC, yesterday, went into a marathon meeting even though they were said to be on break for two weeks.