PDP constitutes committee on change of name

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a harmonisation committee on possible change of the party’s name.

This comes as the main opposition party has expelled four of its members in the Ogun State Chapter of the party for alleged anti-party activities.

These were the outcome of the party’s 80th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Monday.

According to the party’s constitution, NEC is the second highest decision making organ after the National Convention.

Addressing a press conference on Monday night, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, listed the expelled members to include a serving senator, Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun East), Semiu Sodipo, Bayo Adebayo as well as Segun Seriki.

He accused them of hobnobbing with the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party spokesperson also disclosed that the NEC applauded the recent fusion with members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) and 38 other political parties.

He, however, did not list members of the harmonisation committee, even as he refused to state the timeframe within which the panel will submit its report.

Similarly, Ologbondiyan pointed out that the party has created a template for respective states on how to handle fusion with other political parties.

He said certain percentages of the party’s structure would be given to incumbent governors. “We are not imposing out desire on State structures,” he assured.

The party chieftain also revealed that NEC approved the decision of the National Working Committee to seek redress in lawcourt on the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State.

Speaking earlier at the opening of the meeting, National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus charged members of the party across the country that Nigerians are looking up to them to halt the disastrous slide in the state of the nation.

He urged party leaders to join other democrats to save Nigeria as she heads to disaster under the watch of All Progressives Congress, APC, administration.

Secondus said that the situation in the country demands that all hands must be on deck to see off the incompetent APC regime.

“The situation in the country demands that all people of goodwill must join hands to legally see out this competent APC government.

“In our wildest imagination, none of us thought that Nigeria could deteriorate to the level it is today,” he said.

 

OWEDE AGBAJILEKE, Abuja

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