Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party suspended Abubakar Baraje, chairman of the New PDP and three others, Baraje this evening tendered his letter of resignation as the Chairman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation Governing board.
Baraje made this known in a letter where he stated it openly that he was leaving the job due to the crisis in the party.
According to the letter which is entitled; a “Letter of Gratitude and Resignation of Appointment as Chairman, Nigeria Railway Corporation Governing Board” was submitted to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
According to Baraje in the letter which was signed by him, read thus; “ ‘I hasten to express my sincere gratitude to His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, through your good office for the confidence he placed in my ability to have appointed me to such an exalted position as Chairman, Nigeria Railway Corporation.
“‘His Excellency, Mr. President, will recall that this appointment came from his discretion in allotting some positions to our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). However, it is no longer news that there is an ongoing disagreement in principle between some top stakeholders of our party of which I am among on the one hand and the current leadership of the party on the other. This quagmire has upturned my belief in the present leadership of our great party and has consequently made my continued stay as the Chairman, Nigeria Railway Corporation Governing Board uncomfortable.
“‘Realizing that the position of the Nigeria Railway Corporation Chairmanship was allocated to the party and of which I am supposed to symbolize, I would appreciate if your good office could please convey to His Excellency, Mr. President, of my intention to relinquish this position with immediate effect because I can no longer represent the interest of the party whose leadership I no longer believe in.’ ”