Chief Olisa Metuh, The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resigned his appointment.
This is coming just a day after he went on television to deny the rumour that he has resigned.
Metuh’s resignation has been connected with President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive that officers whose election did not meet due process should resign their positions.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had noted that some national officers were occupying positions without due process as it warned that the proper process must be followed.
Announcing his resignation, 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.
“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 stabilises and progress. I have written and submitted my letter; I am resigning with effect from Thursday 20th June 2013.”
Metuh however stated that though he was resigning, the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, remains as chairman of the party.
His resignation which takes effect from today, Thursday, June 20, came ahead of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which holds today.
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