Senator Walid Jibrin on Thursday resigned as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees ( BoT).

Jibrin announced his resignation at a meeting of the PDP BoT, at the opposition party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

The resignation comes amid agitation for more southern leaders to be reflected in the party’s hierarchy ahead of thr 2023 general elections on one hand and as a condition for supporting the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by some southern chieftains of the party on the other hand.