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PDP Crisis Consumes Secondus As Deputy National Chairman Takes Over, Postpones NWC Meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party, Deputy National Chairman, South,  Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, has postponed the National Working Committee meeting of the party earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 24th of August, 2021 in Abuja.

He said the postponement is pursuant to Section 35(3) (b) of the constitution of the People’s Democratic Party which empowers him to summon and preside over party meetings in the absence of the national chairman.

Akinwonmi added that the party’s attention was drawn yesterday evening to a court order which purports to restrain its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, from summoning and presiding over the meetings of the organs of the party.

He said the situation led to leaders of the party to consult widely and agreed on the postponement of the National Working Committee meeting slated for the party’s national Secretariat at Wadata Plaza, Wuse in Abuja until further notice.

He disclosed that the decision is in the overall interest of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and further decisions will be taken after wide and extensive consultations.

However, Nine members of the National Working Committee of the party under the leadership of the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Suleiman Nazif, in defiance of an earlier announcement by Akinwonmi, held a meeting and announced that an emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the party would hold on Friday.

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