Nigeria's ruling party chairman resigns: Report

The chairman of Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has resigned, state radio said on Friday.

Nigeria's ruling party chairman resigns: Report

The chairman of Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has resigned, state radio said on Friday, giving in to mounting pressure after being charged with conspiracy and fraud.

The PDP's executive body is expected to meet later on Friday to decide on a replacement for the chairman, Vincent Ogbulafor.

Ogbulafor pleaded not guilty on Monday of conspiring with four others to siphon off 233 million naira ($1.5 million) in public funds while he was a government minister in 2001.

An Abuja court judge granted Ogbulafor bail and set a June 21 hearing for the case.

Reuters

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