PDP Sets Date To Elect New National Chairman

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it will elect a new national chairman in August 2024.

This decision was made after the 98th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja yesterday. During the meeting, party stakeholders agreed to extend Umar Damagum’s term as the party’s acting national chairman.

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who also chairs the PDP Governors Forum, shared this news with journalists at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday.

He said, “In the next two months, we will see a lot of activities; leadership is a responsibility. We said in September that we would have come out from our congresses.

“We will look at the issue of leadership and look at the issue of our constitution where it will be and we will do it without rancour.”

Mohammed pointed out that the successful organization of the party’s NEC meeting showed that there were no disagreements or hostilities within the leadership.

“It was planned that the party will have an explosion. PDP is more than that, we have gone beyond all these idiosyncrasies. This party is a united party that is guided by experience and constitutionality.

“There were a lot of permutations and mischievous thinking outside there. But we looked at all the issues and we worked along our guidelines and constitution. There is no problem or dissension and problem among members,” Premiumtimes quoted the PDP chieftain saying.

Acting national chairman Damagum emphasized that leading the party should not be seen as a matter of life or death.

“This is not a matter of life and death. I am still an elected member of this NEC. Even if I revert to deputy national chairman I’m still a member of NWC. The issue of surviving or not does not emerge,” he said.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.