Baraje’s Faction of PDP Elects National Working Committee
The Abubakar Baraje led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Faction (PDP) has elected a National Working Committee (NWC). This move seems to have refuted President Goodluck Jonathan’s claims that the party was intact.
The information contains in a statement issued by the faction’s National Secretary, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
According to the statement, the party members have ratified the election of its NEWC members of its at a meeting in Abuja.
The list of members include Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, Chairman; Dr Sam Sam Jaja, Deputy National Chairman; Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, National Secretary; Hon. Maode Umar Hiliya, Deputy National Secretary; Timi Frank, National Youth Leader; Hon Binta Koje, National woman leader; Mallam Nasir Issa, National Organising Secretary; Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, National Publicity Secretary; Hon. Wadada, National Financial Secretary; Mallam Tanko Isiaku Gomna, National treasurer.
The positions of National Auditor and that of National Legal Adviser which are zoned to the South East and South West respectfully will be announced shortly, the statement added.
It will be recalled, that during a PDP post convention dinner in Presidential Villa in Abuja on Sunday, President Jonathan assured that those who call themselves as a new PDP are “nothing” without the party. “PDP is intact and will remain intact. Is only PDP that has not changed name or form,” he added. The former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the aggrieved governors were conspicuously absent at the dinner meant for reconciliation.
The new faction chaired by Abubakar Baraje and consisting of seven of the party’s 23 governors, has announced that it has taken over the party on Saturday, August 31. Since then struggles within the ruling parties have been escalating.
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