Following the resignation of the Ed Miliband, United Kingdom’s Labour Party leader, and Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader, who resigned after their parties’ defeat at the polls, the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has once again called for the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party’s national chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, for failing to lead the party to a presidential victory.
Mr. Fayose made the call on Friday in a statement signed by Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media.
Mr. Fayose said the case of the PDP chairman was worse than that of his British counterparts because the PDP leadership had lost confidence in Mr. Mu’azu.
“It is morally wrong for the national chairman to remain in office after leading the party to its first national electoral loss,” he said.
“Three party leaders in Britain, including opposition Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrats leader, Nick Clegg resigned after their parties loss in the Thursday general election. Alhaji Mu’azu should be honourable enough to follow the same path as the British LP and Democrats leaders.
“Mu’azu’s case is even worse than that of the British party leaders, who resigned immediately their party lost because majority of PDP members no longer have confidence in his (Mu’azu) leadership and there is no way a willing leader can be forced on unwilling followers.
“This is not about any personality and I am also not operating here on empty boast because Ekiti state was delivered to the PDP 100 percent. “Rather, it is about issues. Imagine the PDP not getting up to five percent of the votes in Bauchi state, the national chairman’s home state and someone is still not being honourable enough to resign.
“Haven’t we now seen what operates in saner climes with the resignation of the British LP and Democrat leaders? Shouldn’t our party national chairman also take a cue from this and allow for fresh minds to steer the ship of the party at this difficult time?”
The PDP national chairman and its National Working Committee have been hit with calls for resignation following the party’s failure to win the presidential election and loss of majority seats in the National Assembly to the All Progressives Congress.
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