PDP to name new Party Chairman within 3 months

By Amako Nneji June 25, 2015 10:20

PDP to name new Party Chairman within 3 months

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has begun preparations to replace Adamu Mu’azu who resigned as the Party’s National Chairman after the party lost out to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last general elections.

The National Secretary of the PDP Board of Trustees, BoT, Senator Walid Jubrin who made this known on Wednesday stated that a replacement for Adamu Mu’azu, would emerge after three months, as the party has granted three months to Prince Uche Secondus to act as the interim National Chairman.

Adamu Mu’azu turned in his letter of resignation on May 20, 2015 after he took over from Mr Bamanga Tukur who stepped down on January 15, 2014 amidst intense party chaos.

Before his resignation, there were reports that the National Chairman of the PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, who before now was addressed as “the game changer”, may have jetted out of the country to evade being forced to convene a meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party, where he might have been asked to resign.

Before his resignation, Mu’azu had been under intense pressure to quit his position as the party Chairman following the PDP’s poor showing in the March and April 2015 general elections.

Jubrin also stressed that Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu’s Review Committee would embark on a tour of the chapters of the party to enable it obtain first hand some of the issues that led to the defeat of PDP at the general elections.

He urged members of the party to remain calm as PDP would soon rebound and take its rightful place as the main and true national political party in the country.

    “Our party is going to pick up again and we are going to rebound. As we are doing, so we need their cooperation and without their cooperation, I do not think we will succeed; let them give us time so that we can do our best to ensure that we bring back the prominence of this party.

    “The post mortem committee of the election that has taken place has been set up. We have to be very careful at handling such matter.

    “We have to set up a road map, an action plan which we are planning to do. We have invited for memorandum and we are just getting the memorandum from every member of the party on the way forward which we have come here to discuss to help the committee, we are also planning a special tour to the various zones to meet with the stakeholders and discuss with them and find out anybody capable of writing a memorandum on what we face, and we are going to collect this by tomorrow when we will meet again to put all these things together and come up with a road map,” the BoT Secretary stated.