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PDP Embarks On Fence Mending Consultations
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said it is having consultations to resolve the issue of the setting up of a parallel party from its fold last Saturday.
Olisa Metuh, who was re-elected as the party’s national publicity secretary at its just concluded special national convention, told newsmen at the end of a meeting that consultations were going on at very high level to address the situation.
“Consultation is going on at the very highest level of the party, the President, the party’s national chairman, the chairman of the Board of Trustee (BoT) and PDP Governors are meeting on this,” he said.
According to him, the response so far is encouraging and the party will convey the outcome of the consultations to the public in due time.
“There will not be any rancour or division, the party will remain united. We have only one chairman and we will abide by his decisions, the decisions of the NWC and the party’s constitution,” Metuhsaid.
He further said that Remi Akintoye would remain the party’s acting national secretary as long as there was no court order restraining him from functioning as such.
Consultations are expected to continue today.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the new faction of the PDP has asked a Lagos High Court to restrainBamanga Tukur, chairman of the other faction, and other party officials elected on Saturday from parading themselves as members of the national executive of the party.
Joined as plaintiffs in the case are the national secretary of the new faction, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, factional chairman, Abubakar Kawu Baraje and the deputy national chairman, Sam Sam Jaja.
The matter is to be heard in court on September 9.