Abuja - The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to constitute a caretaker committee for the party's Kano chapter.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, told newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that the decision was taken following the expiration of the tenure of the existing executive committee.
"Because nature abhors vacuum, a caretaker committee will be constituted, pending when a new executive will be inaugurated for Kano PDP,’’ Metuh said.
He said that Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State would be involved in the process when the time came.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some PDP stakeholders from Kano had earlier visited the national leadership of the party to intimate it of the expiration of the existing state executive.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the tenure of the state executive, headed by Adamu Sumaila, elapsed on August 14.
The agency recalls that Gov. Kwankwaso was among the seven governors that staged a walk out from the party`s Special National Convention on August 31.
The governors had since then formed a parallel PDP with an alleged secretariat having the inscription “New Peoples Democratic Party.”
The secretariat, which the group intended to inaugurate on September 7, however, was not possible as security operative condoned off all access roads to the building following an injunction.
Bamanga Tukur, the PDP National Chairman, had earlier said that he was fully in charge and threatened to declare the seats of those that joined the purported new PDP vacant.
Meanwhile, PDP has applauded the sealing off of the alleged new secretariat.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, in an earlier statement, said the action was in line with the Abuja High Court injunction of Sept, 6.
The court had held that the splinter group should not operate or parade themselves as leaders of the PDP until the hearing of the suit before it.
It affirmed the leadership of the party under the chairmanship of Tukur.
"By the order of the court, no person is authorised by law to open a secretariat or operate under the name, colour and flag of the PDP other than the one led by Tukur.
"The sealing off of the secretariat opened by the splinter group, under the name, colour and flag of the PDP, is therefore, in order and in line with the law," Metuh said.
Several reconciliatory meetings were however going on to have the seven governors and other aggrieved PDP members to return to its fold.
NAN gathered that the scrambling for the seat of a new chairman for Kano PDP had commenced in earnest in the state.
Ghali Na’Abba and Aminu Wali were among those that visited the PDP leadership but it was not known if they expressed interest in the proposed leadership.