Following the resignation of British Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrats leader, Nick Clegg over their party’s woeful performance in Thursday’s general election, Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose says he has been vindicated on his call for the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose noted that he had no personal score to settle 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.”
“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 per cent. Rather, it is about issues. Imagine the PDP not getting up to five per cent 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 Democrats 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,” the statement read.