Fresh Crisis Brews In PDP Over Moves To Reform The Party
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may be headed for another round of crisis over moves to remove the party.
Recall that the leaders of the party had decided to embark on a comprehensive reform exercise following its defeat in the 2015 general election.
While a group known as PDP National Reform Conference, which is headed by a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, is planning to hold a conference on how to reform the party, the members of the National Working Committee have said the conference must not hold.
In a statement signed by PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, the NWC said the Reform Conference must be postponed in order “to create room for further consultations and exhaustive consideration by critical stakeholders of the report of the PDP Post Election Assessment Committee, headed by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, which is due for submission this month.”
The reform conference has been slated for October.
Gana said his group received its mandate from the National Caucus of the party and its Board of Trustees.
The conference committee, which also has Chief Raymond Dokpesi as member, had on Tuesday inaugurated various sub-committees to prepare for PDP Reform Conference.
The conference is expected to address the various challenges affecting the party with a view to reinventing it in tune with the vision of its founding fathers ahead of 2019 general elections.
However, members of the NWC stayed away from the International Conference Centre, Abuja, where the members of the PDP Reform Conference committees met.
Twenty-four hours after the committees were inaugurated, the NWC came up with a statement postponing the Reform Conference indefinitely.
Since PDP lost the general election, the NWC had failed to call for the quarterly meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee.