Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has called on Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu to resign from his position as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He urged the former governor of Bauchi State to borrow a leaf from British opposition leaders, Ed Miliband of the Labour Party and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats, who resigned following their respective party’s loss in the just concluded general elections in the UK.
Speaking via a statement issued by Lere Olayinka, his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media on Friday, May 8, 2015, Governor Fayose said he has no personal issues with Mu’azu, but “It is morally wrong for the National Chairman to remain in office after leading the party into its first national electoral loss.”
The statement read: “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 an 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?
“Methinks leaders in this country should learn from their counterparts in other climes because like I said earlier, when a war commander leads his troop to an embarrassing defeat, such commander does not need anyone to tell him that he needs to leave the war front for another commander to take over.”