“Wike, Makinde, and Other Reports Will Be Submitted By PDP NWC At NEC Meeting”

Apr 18, 2024 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) plans to submit a report on members involved in anti-party activities during the 2023 general elections to the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Thursday.

A senior NWC member, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the party leadership would present the report on anti-party activities to the NEC during their upcoming meeting.

In an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, the PDP official stated, “The list will be presented to the NEC. It’s not about punishment; rather, it will be used for review by the disciplinary committee to identify individuals’ roles and recommend appropriate actions.”

Apart from the anti-party report, another significant topic expected to be addressed at the NEC meeting is the status of the party’s acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, and whether he should continue in office or be replaced.

On March 26, the PDP’s national leadership instructed the chairpersons of the 36 state chapters and the Federal Capital Territory to identify members involved in anti-party activities during the 2023 general elections.

The PDP National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, issued this directive during a meeting of the National Working Committee with state chairpersons in Abuja.

There are speculations that former Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike and the G5 Governors, who openly opposed the party’s 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, might be included in the list to be submitted to the NEC on Thursday.

Regarding the NWC’s stance on Damagum, an NWC member explained, “The NWC has decided to exclude the issue of the party’s national chairman from the agenda due to pending court proceedings. Currently, there is no vacancy in the NWC, so Damagum will continue to act.”

“The caucus agenda will focus on state congresses and ratification of NWC decisions, alongside forming a committee to address reconciliation and disciplinary matters,” the member added.

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