PDP NWC Stops Special National Convention, South West Zonal Congresses
… To Reschedule Date Of Special National Convention
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, (THEWILL) – The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed the Special National Convention Committee to stop all activities relating to the Special South West Zonal Congresses and the Special National Convention of the party pending the regularization of anomalies and breaches, so as to forestall a repeat of the events that affected the party’s Convention in 2012, the party said Monday.
The NWC also moved to resolve the protracted problems of the party in Anambra State by inviting major stakeholders to an enlarged meeting on July 18, 2013, as the party prepares for the Governorship election scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
The NWC has also invited the National Vice Chairman of the party in the South South zone to a meeting to brief the committee on the current crisis rocking Rivers State, a state in firm control of the PDP.
The full text of the statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Tony Caesar Okeke reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) at its meeting on Monday, July 15th, 2013 thoroughly considered issues surrounding recent developments in the party and resolved as follows;
1. Special National Convention
In view of the anomalies and breaches of the constitution of the PDP observed in the actions so far taken by the Special National Convention Planning Committee, the NWC has directed the Committee to put on hold all activities relating to the Special South West Zonal Congresses and the Special National Convention pending the regularization of the anomalies and breaches so as to forestall a repeat of the events that affected the Party’s Convention in 2012. Consequently the dates recently announced by the Planning Committee are in the circumstances untenable.
2. Anambra State
The NWC, with the view to resolving the protracted problems of the Anambra State Chapter of the Party has resolved to invite major stakeholders in the State to an enlarged stakeholders’ meeting on the 18th of July, 2013 to commence consultations towards finding a lasting solution to the problems of the party in the State which will lead the Party to a successful Governorship Primary election in the State.
3. Rivers State.
The NWC viewed with concern recent developments in Rivers State and also resolved to invite the National Vice Chairman, South South, to come and brief it to enable it take an informed decision that will lead to a prompt resolution of the crisis in the State.”