Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to borrow a leaf from the resignation of British Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrats leader, Nick Clegg over their parties defeat at the polls.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in Ado Ekiti Friday, Fayose said his position is premised on the issue on ground and that he had no personal score to settle with the PDP National Chairman.
“It is morally wrong for the National Chairman to remain in office after leading the party to its first national electoral loss.”
Three party leaders in Britain, including opposition Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrats leader, Nick Clegg had resigned, after their parties loss in the Thursday general election.
“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 unwilling followers.”
The governor said; “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?”