The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has thrown in the towel by formally resigning his position.
Metuh at a press conference, Wednesday, in Abuja, disclosed he would leave his post on Thursday at the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting which is expected to see other embattled NWC members resigning.
The resignation of NWC officers of the ruling party is as a result of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), report on the 2012 National Convention of the PDP, which faulted the affirmation of some of the party’s NWC members.
President Goodluck Jonathan had asked the affected officers to resign based on the report and that of a committee he had set-up to look into the electoral commission’s observation.
At the briefing, Metuh said: “I want to inform you that I am resigning as the National Publicity Secretary with effect from Thursday 20th June 2013.
“This resignation is in the overall interest of the party and is being done to put a final stop to the controversies generated by the INEC report on the mode of my election as National Publicity Secretary,” Metuh said.
“I have served this party as a member of National Executive Committee for over 10 years and therefore my interest is to ensure that this party stabilizes and progress,” he said.
The outgoing publicity secretary also hinted that other national officers whose elections at the convention were questioned by the Commission would also quit.