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PDP G-60 lawmakers insist Damagum steps down, refuse to endorse replacement



A faction of of lawmakers in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) known as the G-60 has distanced itself from endorsing a candidate to replace the embattled acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum.

In a statement released on Wednesday by Ikenga Ugochinyere, their spokesperson, the G-60 said they held an online meeting on Tuesday where the issue of supporting a candidate arose.

However, they decided to remain “on the path of advocacy for the right thing to be done” rather than backing a specific individual.

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Ugochinyere highlighted the group’s diverse support base, noting potential candidates from Kogi State like former Deputy Governor Philip Salawu and former Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam. He also mentioned interest in Kwara for a potential Bukola Saraki run.

“We don’t want to get involved,” Ugochinyere asserted. “Anything decided at [the National Executive Committee] NEC, they will have our support.”

This statement underscores the G-60’s continued opposition to Damagum’s leadership while maintaining a neutral stance on his successor. Their focus remains on advocating for a resolution within the party rather than influencing the selection process with a pre-emptive endorsement.

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