As part of efforts toward resolving the lingering crisis that has rocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in recent times, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal has announced his resignation as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum.
This follows the earlier resignation of Senator Walid Jibrin as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT).
Tambuwal announced his resignation at the ongoing Board of Trustees meeting in Abuja.
It would be recalled that the PDP has been rocked by crisis since the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential Candidate of the party resulting in protests about the regional lopsidedness in the major opposition party.
His opponent at the primary, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State had decried that it negates the principles of fairness for key positions in the party to be occupied by northerners.
Atiku the presidential candidate of the party, is from Adamawa (north-east); Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the party, is from Benue (north-central); and Jibrin hails from Nasarawa (north-central).
Members of the party, especially those in the camp of Wike, governor of Rivers, have demanded the resignation of Ayu.
Consequently, Adolphus Wabara, former senate president, was named the new chairman of the BoT.
This has now been followed by the resignation of Tambuwal as the Chairman of the PDP Govs Forum.
It is left to be seen if this will be enough to placate Gov Nyesom Wike.