By Abbas Aminu Bamalli & Ocheiga Enoch Oloche
The Chairman of the Leadership Group, publisher of Leadership newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah has resigned as the chairman of the company to fulfill his presidential ambition under the All Progressive Congress (APC).
A statement by the Group Managing Director of the Leadership Group, Mr Azubuike Ishiekwene, said Nda-Isiah decided to step down after months of conversations with his family, friends and associates to answer a national call.
The statement said a new chairman for the company will be announced shortly, and further noted that Nda-Isaiah disclosed that he felt the need to answer the national call to work with millions of women, men, young and old of all faith and creed who have, an earnest search for something new, invested their hopes and dreams for a better country in ‘SAMFORNIGERIA,’ having secured the company on a solid path of growth.
According to the statement, “He has set the company on solid growth path and we are proud of his legacy since he stepped down as the Editor-in-Chief of the Leadership Group, a startup which he founded ten years ago, he has gravitated more and more towards active politics.
“In that time, he has been humbled by the tremendous show of goodwill and support across faith, ethnic, professional and generational lines”, Mr. Azubuike said in the statement.
The statement further noted that, “It would be inconsistent with Nda-Isaiah’s personal values, respect for the public’s goodwill and the principles of good corporate governance for him to continue as chairman of Leadership Group and to wear, or be seen to wear, the hat of an active politician.