The Peoples Democratic Party’s National Working Committee is scheduled to convene today, Wednesday, to discuss various pressing issues affecting the nation, according to a reliable source at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, as reported by The PUNCH.
The meeting will be chaired by the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Umar Damagum, and attended by other committee members. While specific details of the meeting are not available at the time of this report, a party official disclosed confidentially that the committee would address matters such as the recent removal of petrol subsidy by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration and its impact on the country. Additionally, the meeting would focus on internal matters such as party reconciliation, discipline, and the current state of affairs within the party.
The party official stated, “I cannot disclose everything as the National Organising Secretary is responsible for setting the agenda. However, I do know that the NWC will discuss the hardships faced by Nigerians following the removal of petroleum subsidy. We have recently established a reconciliation and discipline committee to address allegations of anti-party activities during the 2023 elections, which will also be examined. Furthermore, the governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states will be discussed, particularly regarding preparations and areas that need improvement.”
Concerns were also raised regarding the attacks against the party by the All Progressives Congress, citing incidents in Ogun State and Nasarawa as examples of undemocratic actions. The party official expressed discontent with the situation, stating, “We cannot remain silent while our party is under siege.”
When asked about the leadership controversy that led to the suspension of Iyorchia Ayu as the PDP National Chairman, the National Executive Committee member stated that it might be discussed but was uncertain. The official mentioned that the court had recently upheld Ayu’s suspension and noted that he had the right to appeal, although they were unsure if he had done so.