Embattled National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, got a respite, on Tuesday, as stakeholders in the opposition party okayed his stay in office pending the conduct of a national convention.
However, the party national convention, where new party officials will be elected will now hold latest by the end of October, 2021 against December, when the tenure of the current members of the National Working Committee ( NWC) is supposed to elapse.
The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, stated this while briefing journalists, in Abuja, on the outcome of the meeting between the governors, the Board of Trustees (BoT), and other critical stakeholders in the opposition party.
Tuesday August 10, 2021
FULL TEXT OF THE PRESS STATEMENT
PDP STAKEHOLDERS RESOLVE TO PROCEED WITH AN EARLY NATIONAL CONVENTION
The PDP Stakeholders held a meeting on Tuesday 10th August, 2021, at Wadata Plaza,, Abuja on the recent developments in the PDP.
2. There were extensive consultations with all major stakeholders in the Party including the Governors, members of the Board of Trustees, former Presiding Officers and current Principal officers and Leaders from the National Assembly, former Governors, former Ministers, and indeed other leaders of the Party with a view to bringing all tendencies within the Party together in view of the urgent task facing the Party as the only viable vehicle to checkmate the abysmally poor governance of the APC led Federal Government.
3. The meeting deliberated extensively on the issues thrown up and resolved as follows:
a. That the Constitution, traditions and practicebs of the Party should be strictly adhered to in finding solutions to any problems.
b. That all parties should sheath their sword in the greater interest of the PDP and the need to RESCUE Nigeria from the avoidable National malaise and drift occasioned by the APC administration.
c. That all processes leading to an early National Convention in October be immediately activated by relevant Party organs, especially National Executive Committee (NEC).
d. That the Party should redouble efforts to provide a credible alternative leadership for Nigeria as it still remains the only hope for the Nigerian people for good governance.
e. The meeting requested the NEC to immediately constitute a Zoning Committee for Party Offices and another Committee for National elective Offices.
f. The meeting expressed appreciation to Party elders for their commitment and wisdom in handling Party affairs.
g. We shall overcome and restore peace, security and development once again to Nigeria.
Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR
PDP GOVERNORS FORUM
FOR PDP stakeholders