No crisis in PDP over proposed conference, says Metuh



THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked reports of crisis in the party over the proposed conference by the Reform Conference Committee headed by Prof. Jerry Gana.

The party had on Wednesday told the committee to stop the conference, while the organisersinsist the conference must hold.

But explaining why the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) stopped the conference, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, OlisaMetuh, said there was a communication gap between the leaders of the conference and the NWC.

Metuh also explained that there is no crisis in the party, adding, “the leadership of the party and all its organs are in one accord. The NWC, Board of Trustees (BoT) and even the Governors’ Forum are on the same page on this.”

He said: “We want the national conference and it must hold. Because we need to know what to do to rebuild the party. If the party had done well, we wouldn’t have lost the election and we need this conference to fashion out ways to rebuild PDP.

“A lot of corrections need to be made due to many mistakes of the past. And its only party members that will contribute to ensure that that happens, so we need that conference.We are confirming that the conference must hold. But we are in need of all the organs, critical stakeholders of the party to participate and make inputs.”

Explaining the communication gap, Metuh said, “on Wednesday, the NWC received a letter from Prof. Jerry Gana on behalf of the BoT for a proposed conference. The NWC however noted that the proposal had members of the committee and everything.”

He added that if the conference should hold, all interest should be accommodated.

“We felt if we are going to do it, all interests will be accommodated in terms of the leadership of the National Assembly. We will take interest of the Governors’ Forum, we will take nominees from state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria. We will take nominees of youth leaders and all the youth forum because we want the party to go back to the youths now because we want them to be involved in whatever we are doing.

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