The Peoples Democratic Party’s National Working Committee will meet on Wednesday (today) to discuss a wide range of national concerns.
According to a reputable source at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, the meeting will be presided over by the PDP’s acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, with other members of the committee likely to attend.
Although details of the meeting were sketchy at the time of filing this report, a national officer of the party told our correspondent in confidence that the committee would deliberate on the state of affairs in the country caused by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration’s removal of the petrol subsidy, as well as reconciliation and discipline within the ranks of the party, among other things.
The party chieftain said, “It is not possible to tell you everything because it is the National Organising Secretary that generates the items slated for discussion. I do know however that the NWC will deliberate on the current hardship being suffered by Nigerians in the wake of the removal of petroleum subsidy.”
“Recently, the party resolved to set up a committee on reconciliation and discipline of members alleged to have carried out anti-party activities during the 2023 election. This will be looked into.”
“We are challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election. Members would be briefed on where the party is now, beyond what they read in the newspapers or listened to on the radio and watched on television.”
“Also, the governorship elections coming up in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states would be thrown up for discussion, particularly in terms of preparations and what we need to improve upon.”
“The onslaught against our party by the All Progressives Congress is something we cannot be silent about. We drew attention to what happened in Ogun State recently and again, another undemocratic act has happened in Nasarawa. We cannot continue like this.”
When asked if the leadership controversy which culminated in the suspension of Iyorchia Ayu as the PDP National Chairman would feature on the agenda, the National Executive Committee member said, “Maybe, but I can’t say for now. You know the court recently upheld the suspension of our former National Chairman. He has a right to appeal but I am not sure he has done so.”