By Kennedy Nnamani
Professor Alphonsus Bosah Chukwurah Nwosu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, has resigned his membership as a matter of conscience and principle.
Prof. Nwosu communicated his resignation to the party hierarchy in a letter dated Thursday, January 12, 2023, to Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP national chairman.
The letter was also copied to Adolphus Wabara, acting PDP BOT chairman, and the chairman of PDP chairman, Ward 1, Nnewi.
The letter bore a stamp showing that the office of the national chairman received the letter on January 12, 2023.
According to the letter sighted by Realnews, Nwosu’s resignation resulted from the party’s inability to respect its own constitution on power rotation between the North and South.
“This resignation for me is a matter of conscience and principle because of the party’s inability to adhere to the rotation provision in its’(PDP) Constitution,” he wrote.
The letter stated that “the journey to rotational presidency between the North and South of Nigeria has been a long and arduous one and I have been involved.
“Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must learn to keep to an agreement reached by a Constituent Assembly (1995); and enshrined in the Party’s (PDP) Constitution (1998).”
However, Prof. Nwosu did not indicate in the letter if he will join another party and which party that would be.
Realnews reports that Nwosu was a political adviser and minister of health, in the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration. He was also the deputy director-general, DG, in the 2015 presidential campaign of the former President Goodluck Jonathan.