BREAKING: PDP NWC disowns Deputy Chair South, begins meeting, fixes NEC for Friday
August 24, 2021
The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has gone ahead with its meeting.
The NWC has also fixed the National Executive Committee meeting of the party for Friday this week.
The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party, Yemi Akinwonmi, had announced the postponement of the NWC meeting earlier scheduled for today “until further notice to allow for broader consultations in the overall interest of our party.”
He had announced a takeover of the reins of the party following a restraining order on the National Chairman, Uche Secondus.
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.
Starnews Nigeria had earlier reported that the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, has taken over the affairs of the party following the restraining order issued against the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, by a Rivers High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday.
Akinwonmi cited Section 35 (b) of the PDP Constitution to support his action and suspended the National Working Committee meeting of the party indefinitely.