Despite a recent Court ruling reinstating Prince Uche Secondus as the National Chairman, PDP Governors have insisted that the embattled Chairman must go.
At a meeting held earlier at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja, the NWC adopted Elder Yemi Akinwonmi as the party’s acting national chairman.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also
announced that the party had fixed this Saturday for its National Executive
Committee (NEC) meeting.
The PDP spokesman said the party’s National Caucus would meet today, in order to fine-tune arrangements for the NEC meeting slated for Saturday.
“We can have arguments and like I said, we can even have turbulence, but what is important is how we are
able to cruise through the turbulence and safe landing on arrival” he said.
Also briefing newsmen at the end of their meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Sen Walid Jibrin, announced the adoption of Elder Akinwonmi as the party’s acting chairman, adding that the party’s elective national convention would be held in October.
We’ll overcome our challenges – Atiku A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who was part of the BoT meeting passed a vote of confidence on the Sen. Walid leadership of the Board, saying the PDP has the capacity to resolve its current crisis and live up to expectations.
Speaking during the opening session of the BoT meeting, at the PDP National Secretariat yesterday in Abuja, Atiku, the presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 general election, said crises are normal, explaining that the ability to manage the crises is what matters.
“I believe PDP will live to the expectations of Nigerians because they know us more than any other party because we provided the of democracy to this country and I believe Nigerians are not going to forget those good old days.
“I commend everyone for playing a role to ensure the amicable resolution of our internal crisis.
The crises facing the country, banditry, kidnapping, name it, we have the capacity to
resolve those crises,” he said.
At the BoT meeting were; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, former
senate presidents; David Mark, Adolphus Wabara, lyorchia Ayu, Bukola Saraki, former ministers, former Governors among others.