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PDP governors sets to meet stakeholders over leadership tussle

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The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum said it would continue its meeting tomorrow with others stakeholders as part of efforts to resolve the leadership crisis rocking the party.

The meeting was called following the resignation of seven national deputy officers of the party, who accused the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, of incompetence in handling the party’s affairs.

The resigned officers are also demanding the resignation of Secondus as the party chairman.

The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the meeting of the governors held for about seven hours.

He said: “We discussed extensively on matters of the moment concerning our party and we have collectively resolved to continue to work together in unity.

“This meeting is continuing tomorrow with other stakeholders.

“Very soon Nigerians and indeed all of you will hear our solution, but we are working towards resolving all issues, as a family.

“By the grace of God, we are going to achieve that.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting, which was held at Akwa lbom State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, started at 11am and closed at 5pm.

Secondus, who briefly attended the meeting, in an interview with newsmen confirmed that he was not resigning his position as the PDP chairman.

Governors in attendance were: Oluseyi Makinde Oyo State; Chairman of the forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State; and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

Others are: Samuel Ortom of Benue, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Adamu Fintiri of Adamawa, Bala Mohammed Bauchi, Udoh Emmanuel of Akwa lbom and Douye Diri of Bayelsa.

NAN reports that the party’s Board of Trustees on Friday met and resolved to set up a committee comprising of different stakeholders, including the Governors Forum.

Roqeeb Onijo

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