PDP Extends Makarfi’s Tenure By 4 Months
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday extended the tenure of its Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee by four months.
The tenure extension, which is effective from Saturday, was one of the resolutions of the party at its Non-Elective National Convention held in Abuja.
The caretaker committee was constituted on May 21, 2016 at the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, after the dissolution of the Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff-led former faction.
Its mandate is to organise an elective convention within 90 days, but the tenure was extended by 12 months in another convention in Port Harcourt on August 17, 2016 following leadership crisis that engulfed the party.
Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who moved the motion for the new extension, said that it would enable the committee to organise an elective convention that would produce elected national leaders.
The motion, which was seconded by a former governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, was unanimously adopted by the convention delegates.
The delegates also ratified the dissolution of the factional executive committees of the party in Anambra, and authorised Makarfi’s committee to set up a caretaker committee in the state.
Also ratified at the convention was the dissolution of executive committees of the party in Adamawa, Borno, Kebbi, Ogun, Kwara, Osun and Lagos, and fresh congresses were ordered within three months.
The convention also ratified and reaffirmed the election of the party’s executive committees in zones and states where congresses were successfully conducted.