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PDP officers ask Metuh, Secondus to step down

18 January 2016, 14:10

Abuja - Some elected national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the party's acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bello Mohammed and the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, to step down from their offices, reports Premium Times.

Metuh and Mohammed are currently being tried for receiving monies from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, out of the $2.1 billion meant for arms procurement but which was diverted to political spending.

The officers urged two accused persons to honorably step down until they clear their names and save the party further damage.

Also read: PDP accuses EFCC of plotting to poison Metuh

The national officers are Dennis Alonge-Niyi, the deputy national youth leader; Bashir Maidugu, the deputy national legal adviser; Okey Nnaedozie, the deputy national organizing secretary and Abdullahi Jalo, the deputy national publicity secretary.

The officers also urged the party leaders to prevail on the acting National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus to step down from the seat in accordance with an Abuja High Court ruling of December 15, 2015.

The Court had in a ruling delivered in a suit filed by a former Political Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, directed Secondus, to step down and allow either Gulak or any qualified person from the north east to take over.

The officials noted that since no order of stay of execution from any other court has been granted, the party must do the needful by selecting a suitable National Chairman from the North- east to complete the tenure of the former Chairman in accordance with the party’s constitution.

They also called on the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party to convene a meeting immediately to formalize the appointment of a new spokesperson in line with the party’s constitution.

Read more at Premium Times.

- News 24


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