The People’s Democratic Party’s National Working Committee will convene on Wednesday (today) to discuss a wide variety of national concerns including fuel subsidy.
According to The PUNCH, the meeting which will be held in Abuja will be presided over by the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Umar Damagum, with other members of the committee expected to attend.
A national party officer who spoke in anonymity stated that the committee would discuss, among other things, the current state of affairs in the nation brought on by the removal of the petrol subsidy by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.
“Recently, the party resolved to set up a committee on reconciliation and discipline of members alleged to have carried out anti-party activities during the 2023 election. This will be looked into.
“We are challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election. Members would be briefed on where the party is now, beyond what they read in the newspapers or listened to on the radio and watched on television.
“Also, the governorship elections coming up in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states would be thrown up for discussion, particularly in terms of preparations and what we need to improve upon.
“The onslaught against our party by the All Progressives Congress is something we cannot be silent about. We drew the attention to what happened in Ogun State recently and again, another undemocratic act has happened in Nasarawa. We cannot continue like this.”
When asked if the leadership controversy which culminated in the suspension of Iyorchia Ayu as the PDP National Chairman would feature on the agenda, the National Executive Committee member said, “Maybe, but I can’t say for now. You know the court recently upheld the suspension of our former National Chairman. He has a right to appeal but I am not sure he has done so.”