In their bid to curb the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), major stakeholders in the party reached a resolution to hold its national convention at an earlier date (end of October, 2021).
The party made the announcement on Tuesday after a closed-door meeting of PDP’s major stakeholders in Abuja.
At the meeting which was attended by governors, former governors, serving and former National Assembly members among others, the party posited that the National Executive Committee, NEC to constitute a committee to zone national elective and party positions.
Fortunately for PDP chairman, Uche Secondus, who has been troubled recently by calls for his resignation; resolutions reached by the party today still gives his office a cover until the convention slated for October.
Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and chairman of the PDP governors forum, issued a communique on Tuesday after a closed-door meeting of the party stakeholders in Abuja.
The communique read thus:
The PDP Stakeholders held a meeting on Tuesday 10th August, 2021, at Wadata Plaza,, Abuja on the recent developments in the PDP.
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.
The meeting deliberated extensively on the issues thrown up and resolved as follows:
a. That the Constitution, traditions and practices 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.