Wednesday, 16 September 2015

NWC Of The PDP Has Postpones Party National Conference

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed all activities relating to the yet to be inaugurated committee on the proposed PDP National Conference.

This was disclosed in a statement by Prof. Adewale Oladipo, the party National Secretary.

According to Oladipo, the decision is to give room for more extensive consultations and thorough consideration of the report of the PDP Post Election Assessment Committee, headed by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, which is due for submission this month.



Oladipo noted that despite the eagerness of the party to follow up with the rebuilding process, there’s great need to allow proper consideration of the report of the Senator Ekweremadu-led Post Election Assessment Committee accordingly, especially as that committee is headed by the highest elected PDP member in the nation.

The PDP statement reads: “While the national leadership notes and appreciates the eagerness, commitment and dedication of our leaders and members in the rebuilding of the party, we have also noted the need to allow proper consideration of the report of the Senator Ekweremadu-led Post Election Assessment Committee accordingly, especially as that committee is headed by the highest elected PDP member in the nation.

“In that regard therefore, the NWC directs that all activities of the said committee on the proposed PDP National Conference be put on hold forthwith.

“The consideration of the report of the PDP Post Election Assessment Committee will include inputs from members of PDP leadership organs, including PDP Governors’ Forum, PDP National Assembly Caucus, Board of Trustees, National Caucus, National Working Committee (NWC) and the National Executive Committee (NEC), immediately upon receipt of the report.

“Finally, the NWC reassures that in the final composition of all the   committees to be inaugurated by the leadership of the party in due course, all critical stakeholders will be consulted and all necessary interests accommodated.”

The party statement comes hours after it had warned the federal government led All Progressive Congress against intimidating states and people governed by the PDP.

The PDP gave the warning through its acting national chairman, Uche Secondus during a solidarity visit to the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel at the government house, Uyo over the recent alleged invasion of the government house by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).