Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has tendered his resignation letter as Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and the Chairman of the Party’s Board of Trustees, BoT.In a resignation letter addressed to the National Secretary of the Party and submitted at the Party’s Abuja office on Friday, quoted Mr.
Obi as saying that he was resigning as Leader and BoT Chairman; an appointment he got in January 2014. He was inaugurated by the National Executive Council of the Party. According to Obi, the appointment was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the party as stipulated by the constitution.Former Governor Obi cited family and personal reasons, but did not give further details on why he resigned. He however wished the party well in her future endeavors while reiterating the fact that he remains an ordinary APGA member.Widely acknowledged as the man who kept APGA alive over the past decades, Mr. Obi had recently been denied appointment as a Minister by President Goodluck Jonathan because he refused to defect from APGA to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).When contacted, his Media aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem confirmed the development. In his words: ” 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. ”Mr, Obienyem further said that his boss will remain an APGA member, and would continue to support them.