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Baraje’s PDP Faction Inaugurates National Working Committee
The crisis threatening to rip the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP apart, which PresidentGoodluck Jonathan described as “minor disagreements” Sunday evening, has taken a turn for the worse as the splinter faction leader, Abubakar Baraje, has named a National Working Committee,NWC, for his group.
A statement released on Monday and signed by the faction’s national secretary, OlagunsoyeOyinlola, said stakeholders from across the country ratified the election of members of its NWC at a meeting in Abuja.
The NWC members, according to the statement, are: Abubakar Kawu Baraje, chairman, Sam SamJaja, deputy national chairman, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, national secretary and Maode Umar Hiliya, deputy national secretary.
Others are Timi Frank, national youth leader; Binta Koje, national woman leader; Nasir Issa, nationalorganising secretary; Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, ntional publicity secretary and Tanko Isiaku Gomna, national treasurer.
The statement added that the positions of national auditor and that of national legal adviser which are zoned to the South east and South west respectfully will be announced soon.
Reacting to the sealing off of its national secretariat on Saturday, the group said that even though the action was a calculated attempt to dampen the spirits of member, they remained unshaken and more determined than ever.