Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has bowed to the demand of the Northeast to complete it’s tenure in the office of the chairmanship of the party.
The action which may not be far from The resolve of the PDP compliance to the new way of doing things so as to re- establish the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) brand in the minds of Nigerians.
The PDP through its Board of Trustees (BoT) endorsed the call by the Northeast to complete the tenure of Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu as the National Chairman of the party.
Prince Uche Secondus has been at the helms of affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party in acting capacity since Fomer chairman of the Party Adamu Mu’azu led the party to failure in the 2015 elections and resigned afterwards.
Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sen. Bal Mohammed and former political adviser to President Ahme Gulak had been in the forefront of contenders for the office of the Chairman of the party.
Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, stepped up his interest by instituting a court action against the party for the region to complete it’s tenure and obtained a court judgement against Secondus continued occupation of the office.
The BoT through its Secretary, Senator Walid Jibrin, Tuesday noted that “every member of PDP is increasingly becoming convinced that North East should present a candidate to complete the tenure of former National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu even if it is for one day.”
He noted that the rift in the party are “positively to keep the party one and very united.”
He said these ideas and views from various divide within the party will be channelled through the National caucus, the BoT and the National Executive Committee (NEC), which are billed to meet soon and harmonise the various views from the groups and come out with a single position.
Walid recalled that the Senator Ekweremadu Post-Election Review Committee has recommended that the North should produce the presidential candidate of the PDP in 2019. “And this has already been approved by the National Caucus, BoT and NEC.
“All other party positions should therefore give recognition to this noble decision and must not allow it go under the carpet and not to further deceive the North.
“As for our BoT, we will soon meet to elect our vacant position of the BoT Chairman with great consideration of the North and South faction of the positions of Chairman and Secretary,” he stated.