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Probe Our Leaders, PDP Workers Tell EFCC

Workers of the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to focus it’s attention on the the presently constituted National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and probe them for alleged fraudulent practices.

The workers under the aegis of the PDP Workers Welfare Association alleged that the leadership of the Party under the Acting Chairman, Uche Secondus and Secretary Professor Adewale Oladipo have lost relevance and direction to lead the party and should therefore resign and face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The group which boasted that it has possession of incriminating documents to indict the NWC called on the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), the national caucus and other critical stakeholders to invoke the relevant section of the party’s constitution to hold a NEC meeting and sack the extant set of the party’s NWC.

They were apparently replying to the directive by the NWC vide a circular informing them to return to their respective states and prove their membership as the party planned sacking 50 percent of her staffers and effect cuts on their salaries.

In a press conference statement cosigned by chairman of the PDP Staff welfare Association Ngozi Nzeh and Secretary Dan Ochu-Baiye, the aggrieved workers said they are surprised that members of the NWC are still hanging around to kill the party after former chairman of the party resigned following the failure of the party.

The workers statements reads in part: “In view of the incontrovertible fact that the current National Working Committee has lost relevance and direction and has proven grossly incompetent of leading the party out of the present quagmire. We demand their immediate resignation.

“We are surprised that while the former National Chairman, Ahmadu Adamu Muazu resigned, these harbingers of political ill-fate are still hanging on to celebrate over the misfortunes of the Party. “Nigerians will recall that in the United Kingdom, leaders of Labour and Liberal Democrats resigned honourably following the loss of their parties in the 2015 British Parliamentary Elections.

What is the PDP NWC still waiting for? To hang on and further scavenge on the party? This must stop. “We appeal to the Board of Trustees, the National Caucus and other members of the National Executive Committee to invoke relevant sections of the Party constitution to call for a meeting of NEC since the NWC is reluctant to do so. A stitch in time saves nine.”

-Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja

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