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PDP CHIEFTAINS MOVE AGAINST NWC MEMBERS

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By Oluwatobi Bolashodun

It seems the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have taken a new turn as some prominent members of the party are considering using all constitutional and security means to remove current members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), Leadership reports.

 

It was gathered that, at a secret meeting of the leaders held in Sokoto last weekend, party members from across the geopolitical zone together expressed anger over the continued stay in office of both the acting national chairman, Uche Secondus, and the acting chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the party.

The meeting, which had some former and present members of the PDP BoT in attendance, was called to deliberate on the next line of action ahead of the BoT meeting which was scheduled to hold yesterday, January 14.

A source at the meeting said, that PDP chieftains decided that members of the NWC should be encouraged to resign individually if they truly love the party, especially in the light of the arrest of Olisa Metuh, the party’s national publicity secretary, over corruption charges.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, further said the members, however, agreed to make available details of the property the NWC members acquired in Abuja, Lagos, Dubai and other cities, as well as bribes collected from PDP candidates to the EFCC and other security agencies with a view to getting them to forfeit the property to the federal government unless they could show evidence of work done to acquire such high profile property.

The party stalwarts noted with dismay the current travails of the party in the hands of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government and agreed that it was due to the low quality leadership by the Secondus-led NWC.

Barrister Victor Kwon, the national legal adviser of the party, when contacted, described the plot by the party bigwigs as surprising and fantastic.

Meanwhile, PDP has asked the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, over the missing budget documents scandal.

According to Premium Times, the PDP demanded the resignation of the country’s incumbent president, two ministers, and the central bank governor.