The director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu, has vacated his position.
Onaiwu explained in a letter to the chairman of the Forum and governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, that his decision was to give him the needed space to pursue other endeavours. The resignation letter reads:
“Unto every time there is a season, and in line with this Biblical truth, I wish to inform His Excellency of my resignation, effective June 21, 2016 as the Director General of the PDP Governors Forum.
“I am persuaded to call it quits in order to pursue my future endeavour in other capacity.
“During my years as DG of the Forum, I am consoled by the fact that my loyalty, competence and service was at no time in doubt, therefore will be leaving with gratitude.
“I wish to thank His Excellency and all his brother governors, present and former, for their support during my term as DG and wish the Forum the best.
“I profoundly thank His Excellency, Dr. Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, who gave me the initial opportunity at the Nigeria Governors Forum, as well as their excellencies, former Governor Jonah Jang and Godswill Akpabio, who led the NGF and PDP Governors Forum at different times for their support and confidence.”
Mr. Osaro Onaiwu was the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum before there was division in the group and he pitched his tent with the PDP governors. He was also a governorship aspirant in Edo state on the platform of the PDP but failed to participate in the party primaries that held on Monday in Benin City. The primaries produced Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its flag-bearer for the September 10 governorship poll.
According to a source close to Mr. Onaiwu, he might pick the nomination form of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) , on Tuesday in Abuja, to enable him run for governor on the party’s platform.