PDP Governors Ask Warring Stakeholders To ‘Sheath Their Sword’
Governors under the aegis of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday asked its warring stakeholders to sue for peace.
The Governors also called for an early national convention in October after a meeting held in Abuja.
The PDP has been experiencing an internal crisis leading to the resignation of at least seven principal officers.
The party has also lost the Governors of Ebonyi, Cross River, and Zamfara to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On Monday, some party members held placards calling for the resignation of National Chairman, Uche Secondus.
A caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party at the House of Representatives have accused Secondus of having “no clear road map, blue print or policy programme for the PDP.”
However, Secondus has said nothing, so far, warrants his resignation as National Chairman.
“The Constitution, traditions and practices of the Party should be strictly adhered to in finding solutions to any problems,” the PDP Governors said in a statement signed by Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
Mr Tambuwal is the Chairman of the PDP Governor’s forum.
“All parties should sheath their sword in the greater interest of the PDP and the need to RESCUE Nigeria from the avoidable National malaise and drift occasioned by the APC administration,” the statement added.
The Governors also called for the activation of all processes “leading to an early National Convention in October.”
Read the PDP Governor’s full statement below:
PDP STAKEHOLDERS RESOLVE TO PROCEED WITH AN EARLY NATIONAL CONVENTION
The PDP Stakeholders held a meeting on Tuesday 10th August, 2021, at Wadata Plaza,, Abuja on the recent developments in the PDP.
2. There were extensive consultations with all major stakeholders in the Party including the Governors, members of the Board of Trustees, former Presiding Officers and current Principal officers and Leaders from the National Assembly, former Governors, former Ministers, and indeed other leaders of the Party with a view to bringing all tendencies within the Party together in view of the urgent task facing the Party as the only viable vehicle to checkmate the abysmally poor governance of the APC led Federal Government.
3. The meeting deliberated extensively on the issues thrown up and resolved as follows:
a. That the Constitution, traditions and practices of the Party should be strictly adhered to in finding solutions to any problems.
b. That all parties should sheath their sword in the greater interest of the PDP and the need to RESCUE Nigeria from the avoidable National malaise and drift occasioned by the APC administration.
c. That all processes leading to an early National Convention in October be immediately activated by relevant Party organs, especially National Executive Committee (NEC).
d. That the Party should redouble efforts to provide a credible alternative leadership for Nigeria as it still remains the only hope for the Nigerian people for good governance.
e. The meeting requested the NEC to immediately constitute a Zoning Committee for Party Offices and another Committee for National elective Offices.
f. The meeting expressed appreciation to Party elders for their commitment and wisdom in handling Party affairs.
g. We shall overcome and restore peace, security and development once again to Nigeria.
Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR
PDP GOVERNORS FORUM
FOR PDP stakeholders