PDP NWC Accepts Mu'azu's Resignation, Not Clear Yet On Anenih's BoT Position
… Sets Up Disciplinary Committee
SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, (THEWILL) – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said it has accepted the voluntary resignation of National Chairman, Dr. Adamu Mu’azu, and has subsequently directed Deputy National chairman, Prince Uche Secondus to act as Acting chairman “In line with the provisions of sections 45 (2) of the PDP constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus acts in place of the National Chairman pending a replacement from the North East zone.”
The NWC in its resolutions at its 399th meeting also said it would Thursday address “The correct position of the status of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih” who party sources told THEWILL is being pressured to resign following the defeat of the party as the general elections.
“The NWC will make its position public tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, 2015,” National Secretary of the PDP, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, said in a statement after the NWC meeting in Abuja.
A party source, who is close to Mu’azu told THEWILL that the embattled chairman had in a letter to the secretary of the party, said his resignation would be effective May 29, 2015, but President Goodluck Jonathan overruled him, directing the NWC to make his resignation effective immediately.
Part of the National Secretary's statement reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its 399th meeting today, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 received and accepted the voluntary resignation of the National Chairman of our great party Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu.
“Consequently, in line with the provisions of sections 45 (2) of the PDP constitution, the Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus acts in place of the National Chairman pending a replacement from the North East zone.
“On the correct position of the status of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, the NWC will make its position public tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, 2015.
“Furthermore, the NWC expressed complete confidence of the party in the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh and commended him for his outstanding performance, exemplary commitment and sacrifices, particularly in the ways and manner with which he conducts the affairs of the Publicity Directorate in projecting the positive image of the party and its government.
“Meanwhile, the NWC has set up a seven-man disciplinary committee headed by Chief Michael Addul with members comprising of Chief Mike Ogiadohme, Senator Teslim Folarin, Dr. Akilu Indabawa, Dr. Hassan Kafayas, Barr Nonye Nwangwu while Barr. Tony Caesar Okeke serves as Secretary. The Committee will be inaugurated on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the National Secretariat.
“Finally, the NWC called for calm and the understanding of all members and other critical stakeholders including the media at this time of reengineering process in our great party while directing any member with genuine grievance to channel such through the appropriate organs.”