Former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Sam Amadi, has rejected the role of Director of Research offered to him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council.
He refused to take the offer in a letter, dated October 10 and addressed it to Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the Director General of the campaign council.
Amadi said: “I humbly want to decline the appointment, and hereby abstain from participating in such a role.
“The decision to decline the offer has stemmed from the conflicts of interest emanating from various responsibilities in which I act as a leader of different platforms where political neutrality and objectivity are required of me.
“These platforms are as follows: The Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts (ASSPT). “As director of the school, I bear the responsibility to lead a group of intellectuals and scholars of diverse political and ideological stripes with a commitment to rethink the nature of the social, political, and economic crises of statehood in Africa, and to develop new ideas and policies to transform Nigeria and other African societies.
“For some years, I have been an analyst on Arise News, which I consider one of the most strategic institutions for national development and sane deliberative democracy through analytical news reporting.
“My role in that reputable media platform also requires non-partisanship, even as I am free to express my opinions.”