Abuja - The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has approved the
appointment of Alhaji Mohammed Wakil as the North-East National Vice
Chairman of the party.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the party`s National Publicity Secretary on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Wakil replaces Alhaji Girigiri Lawal, recently suspended by the party's leadership.
The statement directed elected party officials to comply with the
provisions of the party's constitution with regards to the submission of
candidates’ names for election into public offices.
PDP alsourge the governors, zonal officers, state chairmen and
secretaries to comply with section 50 of the party's amended 2012
It referred those concerned to its circular of Oct.18, 2012 signed by
its National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and directed party
officials to comply with its contents.
PDP said that Section 50 (1) of its 2012 constitution as amended,
vested the power for formulation of guidelines and regulations for
nomination of candidates for election into public office, at all levels,
on the National Headquarters.
It added that both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court had
authenticated and reaffirmed the provisions of the party's constitution
”The National Headquarters of the party has the sole authority and
responsibility of conveying the names of PDP candidates for all
elections to the appropriate electoral bodies,’’ the statement stressed.