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PDP Northern Elders urge Sheriff to handover to BoT

12 May 2016, 15:03

Abuja - The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worsened on Wednesday as a group, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), asked the Board of Trustees of the Party (BoT) to take over the running of the party’s affairs pending when a substantive leadership is put in place.

Addressing a press conference after a meeting of the forum in Abuja, leader of the group, Professor Jerry Gana, insisted that the proposed convention of the party scheduled for Port Harcourt on May 21, 2016, should be postponed to allow for proper conduct of ward and state congresses.

Also read: Ex-Niger gov, 8 others demand postponement of PDP convention

He said the recent congresses and the process being adopted for the amendment of the constitution are both flawed and should be jettisoned.

Gana, who read the communique of the meeting, said in order to avoid a vacuum after the Sheriff-led leadership must have stepped down, the BoT should be vested with the interim powers to administer the affairs of the party as provided by the constitution.

Among those attended the NEF meeting were former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, former minister of special duties, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki and former minister of agriculture, Shettima Mustapha among many others.

- News 24


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