Confusion in PDP over acting National chairman
The People Democratic Party (PDP) is being rocked by confusion over who will take over the position of acting national chairman as the party splited into two factions on Tuesday.
Following the court interim injunction stopping Uche Secondus from parading himself as the National chairman of PDP, he handed over to the deputy national chairman of the PDP (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi who suspended the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting indefinitely.
Akinwonmi in statement he signed said “Section 45 (2) of the constitution of the People’s Democratic Party empowers me to summon and preside over party meetings in the absence of the national chairman.”
He further said, “Our attention was drawn yesterday evening to a court order which purports to restrain our National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus from summoning and presiding over the meetings of the organs of the party.
“In the foregoing circumstances, as Deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party, after the consultations and in exercise of the aforesaid powers, hereby deem it fit and prosper to postpone the National Working Committee meeting earlier scheduled for today until further notice to allow for broader consultations in the overall interest of our party.”
However, the deputy national chairman (north), Senator Sulieman Nazif has also declared himself the acting national chairman of the party.
Nazif, who made the declaration at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, Tuesday, said his declaration is in accordance with the party’s constitution as amended.