PDP reverses self on Adamawa, Ebonyi …Slates fresh congress for Lagos, Oyo, Cross River on Monday

By The Citizen

Less than 24 hours after the inauguration of new caretaker com­mittees for Adamawa and Ebonyi States chapters of the party, the Peoples Democratic Party National Working Committee has re­versed itself and re­called the constituted caretaker committees.

National publicity sec­retary of the party, Olisa Metuh said it ' reviewed the state of the party in Ad­amawa and Ebonyi states in the light of the appeals and interventions of critical stakeholders together with remorse demonstrated by the executives.'

The reversal,  it was gathered must have stemmed from a threat from 23 lawmakers in the state Assembly to dump the PDP for the APC if the sacked party executive was not reinstated.

On Adamawa, the party announced the suspen­sion of Chief Joel Madaki and Barrister A. T. Shehu, Chairman and Secretary of the party.

The statement also an­nounced the dissolution of the ward congresses in La­gos, Cross River and Oyo states and fixed Monday for a fresh congress in the respective states.

The statement further said 'In the case of Cross River, all suspensions by the state chapter have been lifted and all members of the party in the state are now free to participate in all party activities including our congresses.'