Oyo - Some chieftains of the PDP in Oyo State on Thursday said the resignation of the party's National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, would strengthen the party.
They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone that the resignation would further strengthen the unity and development of the party.
Senator Lekan Balogun told NAN that the resignation was a development that would usher in more progress for the PDP, saying it remained the biggest party in Africa.
Balogun said that Tukur had made the sacrifice for the party to grow, adding that the move was a challenge to the aggrieved members to sheathe their sword too.
"I am happy that such which happens in the United States of America has happened in Nigeria. I am proud to be a member of the PDP," he said.
Asimiyu Alarape, a former Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, said that the resignation was a positive development for the unity and development of the party.
Alarape said that the action had shown that the PDP paraded visionary leaders who were always ready to bow to the popular demand of its members.
"The defection of party members should be addressed. The aggrieved persons who defected on the basis that they want Tukur to resign should return.
"Others who are threatening to go should by now sheathe their sword and not allow the party to collapse," he said.
Adebisi Olopoenia, a PDP chieftain, also described the resignation as a positive development for the party to move forward.
"Bamanga Tukur has sacrificed for the party. We are looking forward to seeing those that have defected and those about to return.
"We are watching and we pray that it all works well for the party as we appoint a new chairman," he said.