Abuja - Moves by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to replace its immediate past National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu, with a substantive chairman appear to have caused division in the party, reports Daily Trust.
Mu’azu resigned his position in May following the party’s defeat at the last presidential election.
The constitution of the party provides a replacement of the party chairman by another chieftain from the same geopolitical zone should the occupant vacates office before the end of his tenure.
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Mu’azu’s tenure ought to end in2016, when the party is expected to elect a new set of National Working Committee members to run its affairs for four years.
Agitations by some prominent party chieftains from the North east, where Mu’azu hails from, to take the slot was being resisted by top members from other zones.
The party’s Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus replaced Mu’azu in an acting capacity.
There was a sharp disagreement when some party chieftains from the North east tabled the matter before the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on Thursday.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the NEC meeting, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh said the party leaders had divergent views on the issue, stressing that the NWC would liaise with the party leadership in the North-east to re-consider the issue.
Read more at Daily Trust.
- News 24