PDP Convention: State Chairmen Plot Against George, Secondus & Adeniran
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be heading for a fresh crisis ahead of the December 9 national convention scheduled to hold in Abuja.
Reports suggest that the Chairmen of the party in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have taken up arms against the party by rejecting all the aspirants on parade.
At a secret meeting held by the state Chairmen at a hotel in Wuse area of Abuja, on Wednesday, it was resolved that the Chairmen would field one of their own to replace the outgoing caretaker committee.
It was gathered that the Chairmen, who are members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, had sent a strongly-worded message to the National Caretaker Committee, in which they demanded that the contest be thrown open.
It was further revealed that the state Chairmen were determined to put money together to further their objective in order to isolate their mission from any entrenched interest in the party.
One of the Chairmen, who spoke in confidence, said the state leaders are not confident of the aspirants track-records.
"We are resolved that we would support one of the serving state Chairmen to save the party from imminent crisis as we observe with concern the growing agitations and divisive statements by some of the contenders for the position of National Chairman", he said.
The party has recently been agitated over allegations by some of the national chairmanship candidates of favouritism by the National Caretaker Committee towards one of the candidates, Uche Secondus.
Two of the major candidates, Bode George and Prof. Tunde Adeniran had recently called for the resignation of Senator Ahmed Makarfi as chairman of the NCC following allegations of bias.
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