The Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has temporarily assumed the leadership of the party pending the resolution of the leadership crisis in the party.
This was stated by the Chairman of the board, Walid Jibrin, who told members of staff of the party at its National Secretariat, Abuja, that the board had sacked the party’s National Working Committee led by former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and the Interim National Caretaker Committee led by former Governor Ahmed Makarfi. He added that the BoT has taken over the running of the party.
According to Jibrin, the action of the BOT became necessary in order to forestall the existence of vacuum in the operations of the party and also to resolve the leadership crisis within the party.
“Today, the BOT remains the only legal body now in the whole set up and that is why we are here to play our role.
“We are not here to take over the secretariat. We are here to perform our duties as enshrined in the constitution, hoping that our problems will be resolved soon.
“We, the BOT have taken it upon ourselves to ensure we play a great role in resolving the problems.
“We have gone very far in resolving them. We have made some contacts and consultations.
“We are not here to cast blame on anybody. If it means to go to anybody to solve the problem, we will do so.’’
Assuring that the BOT would return normalcy back to the party; Jibrin said it was ready to carry out the task without fear or favour, adding that “the PDP has come to stay. PDP will never die.”
“We are only on sabbatical leave and once the sabbatical is over, we are going to take over our leadership because it is our own. We are going back in 2019. But we can only do that if we cooperate and unite.’’
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