PDP governors ask Adamu Mu’azu, others to quit

pdp-logoTHE internal crisis that culminated in the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just-concluded general elections has deteriorated.

The PDP governors convened a meeting of party stakeholders in Abuja on Tuesday and asked all serving members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to quit.

A source within the PDP national leadership disclosed yesterday that the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Godswill Akpabio, convened the meeting during which a decision was taken that all NWC members must resign for being responsible for the dismal performance of the PDP in the last elections.

The governors were said to have resolved to overhaul the NWC with a view to ‎flushing out all bad eggs.

It was also gathered that the governors have decided to appoint a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party till next year when a national convention of the party would be convened to elect new national officers.

Another source stated that the PDP National Chairman, Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu and other NWC members who attended the meeting were asked to go out before the official end of the meeting.

He said: “They (NWC members) were invited to the meeting just to give them a fair-hearing‎ before a verdict is passed.”

But an NWC member, who preferred not to be mentioned, stated that it was the belief of the NWC members that the governors wanted to hijack the party.

“We are going to organise ‎a public hearing on the failure of our party in the last election. All those who contributed in one way or the other to the failure would be exposed and dealt with. This is why some people are jittery”, he said.

He also alleged that the PDP governors wanted to ruin the party in preparation for their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Those, who represented the NWC at the meeting, include Mu’azu, Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus and the National Legal Adviser,‎ Mr. Yusuf Kwon.

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