Friday, 16 October 2015

PDP To Get New Set Of Leaders In 2 Months - Secondus

Prince Uche Secondus, the acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the party has two months to go into another round of Congresses and National Convention to elect a new set of leaders.

According to him, the party would hold a regular National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to discuss and approve the programmes and framework for the exercise, Daily Trust reports.

The vacancy created by the resignation of Alhaji Adamu Muazu as national chairman of the PDP is causing division in the party.

The party held its 67th NEC meeting yesterday, October 15 and there were indications that it would be chaotic over the battle for chairmanship.

Speaking at the end of the meeting to journalist, Chief Olisa Metuh, the national publicity secretary of the PDP said they did not discuss the issue of Muazu’s replacement at the meeting.

He noted that the national working committee would liaise with the party leadership in the North-east so they can reach an agreement.

“The NEC did not discuss the issue of Muazu’s replacement but there is a kind of subtle understanding that the NWC will work with the North-east in that regard. Some members raised the issue but others did not key into it same way,” Metuh said.

The PDP spokesman said the NEC approved recommendation that the party should seek its 2019 presidential candidate from the north of Nigeria to enhance its electoral chances.

The position for national chairman of the party became vacant following the resignation of Ahmad Adamu Muazu in May. In line with Sections 45 (2) of the PDP’s constitution as amended in 2012, the deputy national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, took over in acting capacity. According to the provisions of PDP constitution, Muazu was supposed to be replaced by someone from the North-east.