The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the resignation of British Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, and that of Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats, as a vindication of his call for the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman.
The duo resigned after their parties’ woeful performance in Thursday’s British general elections.
Fayose, who said in a press statement issued by Lere Olayinka his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, that he had no personal scores to settle with the PDP National Chairman, added that it was morally wrong for Mu’azu to remain in office after leading the party into its first national electoral loss.
“Mu’azu should be honourable enough to follow the same path as the British LP and Democrats leaders, his 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,” he said.
Continuing, the statement read that “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 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?
“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.”