PDP disowns ‘Illegal’ inauguration of LGA chairmen in Niger chapter

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted members and the general public that it did not authorize the inauguration of some “unidentifiable” persons as local government area chairmen in its Niger state chapter.

PDP in a statement by National Vice Chairman, North Central, Hon. Theophilus Dakas Shan, Friday condemned the action in the strongest possible terms, noting that “it is considered an abuse of privilege which cannot be condoned under any guise whatsoever.

The statement partly read “It came to the party as a shock that some leaders, operating without the mandate of the party, conducted the said illegal inauguration at the PDP Secretariat in Minna, the Niger State capital, without the approval of the National Working Committee (NWC) which has the statutory powers to direct any of its organs to undertake such functions.

“The Niger State Caretaker Committee, acting on the directive of the NWC, will not tolerate the activities of such individuals who have no legal powers to preside over the affairs of the Party in the state.

“Accordingly, the purported inauguration of some unidentifiable persons as LGA party Chairmen in Niger state is unknown to the party, illegal, of no effect and should stand disregarded.

“Furthermore, such persons are advised, in their own interest, not to parade themselves as officials of our party, as such would attract unpleasant consequences.

“The PDP also cautions those behind this illegal inauguration to desist from actions that undermine the dictates of the constitution of our party as such would attract very stringent sanctions by the National Working Committee.

“The PDP advises our members in Niger State to be wary and to distance themselves from such persons as their activities are without the consent of our party.

“We urge the members of our PDP in Niger State to remain steadfast, and await further directives from the National Working Committee”.