Let us put our house in order, PDP BoT tells governors, others

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has again charged members on the need to rescue the country from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying Nigerians are currently passing through a perilous time.

The party’s earnest expectation according to the party demanded that the main opposition party put its house together in the country’s quest for new direction.

The party stated this at the 77th meeting of the board held at its National Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.

Addressing the meeting, the BoT Chair, Senator Adolphus Wabara, tasked members to go into the meeting with the determination and resolve to urgently come up with practical solutions to the challenges facing the Party.

The former Senate President who expressed regrets about crisis in the party added that solutions to some of the challenges are clearly spelt out in the party’s constitution, saying deliberate litigations have made the application of the constitutional solutions impossible.

He said: “As leaders, we feel the pulse of Nigerians and particularly members of our great Party at this critical time.

“This meeting is significant because it is the first since you graciously elected me as the substantive Chairman with His Excellency, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi as Secretary at the 76th BoT meeting of Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

“I deeply appreciate the confidence and trust you reposed in us as well as the unalloyed support we continue to receive from you in the handling of the affairs of this very important organ of the Party.

“I must address a matter that weighs heavily on our collective conscience, the leadership of the party as it stands.

“Recalling the events that led to the ousting of the former Chairman of the Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the current Acting Chairman has spent over a year in office whereas as the usual practice of the party, the region from whence the national officer hails from should have produced a viable candidate to complete the tenure of the former national officer.

“Furthermore, the contentious issue surrounding the office of the National Secretary has regrettably sown seeds of discord within our party.

“The ambiguity surrounding this position has led to confusion and internal strife, hindering our collective efforts to pursue our noble objectives.

“It is incumbent upon us to resolve this matter with utmost urgency, guided by transparency, fairness, and the best interests of our party and its members.

“As we stand on the cusp of a new era, marked by the impending expiration of the Ward and LGA executive structures of our party across several states, we are presented with a pivotal opportunity to reinvigorate and reposition our party for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“Together, we have the power to surmount any obstacle, overcome any challenge, and realize our collective vision of a stronger, more resilient, and more inclusive party ready to take overpower at the center in 2027.”