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PDP NWC members disown Sheriff-led faction

26 May 2016, 14:40

Abuja - Eight out of the 12 former members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party say that they have accepted the outcome of the party’s national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, which dissolved the committee.

The eight former members of the NWC in a press statement on Wednesday said they have resolved to support the party’s national caretaker committee headed by a former Governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, to steer the affairs of the party.

The statement was signed by the former Deputy National Chairman, Prince Prince Uche Secondus; Deputy National Secretary, Onwe Solomon Onwe; National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon and the National Woman Leader, Dr. Kema Chikwe.

Also read: Another court declares PDP caretaker committee illegal

Others include a former National Youth Leader, Abdullahi Maibasira; National Financial Seccretary, Bolaji Anani and the National Treasurer,  Buhari Bala.

They said the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, whom they said was “indisposed on health grounds”, had also agreed with the resolution.

The statement said, “The National caretaker committee constituted by the national convention on May 21, 2016, is fully within the powers of the national convention under section 33 (5) (e) of the party’s constitution.

“We recognise the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the PDP and offer the committee all our support and cooperation.

“As responsible and honourable party members who have had the privilege of serving the party at the highest level, we don’t support and are not party to any suit, action or activity seeking to challenge the decisions of the national convention in appointing the national caretaker committee or dissolving the former NWC, which‎ had, at any rate, earlier agreed to go.

“In the absence of the then national chairman ‎of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the then deputy national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, presided over the convention in accordance with section 33 (1) (a), 35 (3) (b) of the constitution of the party.”

- News 24


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