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PDP ready to unveil National Presidential Campaign Council

The national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is set with its 2023 National Presidential Campaign Council list.

• September 8, 2022
Iyiorcha Ayu/PDP
Iyiorcha Ayu/PDP

The national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is set with its 2023 National Presidential Campaign Council list.

PDP national spokesman Debo Ologunagba disclosed this while briefing journalists Wednesday night after the party’s national caucus meeting in Abuja.

Mr Ologunagba, who did not disclose details of the list, added that the party was ready for its board of trustees (BoT) and the National Executive Council meetings scheduled for Thursday, where the list would be approved.

“The party is set to go and ready for the elections. We are ready for the Thursday BoT meeting and caucus meeting. All issues were resolved, and we are happy as a party, and we are ready to go because the mission to rescue and rebuild our country is going on in line with the plan of our party,” the PDP official stated. “We are set to go. We are ready. The organs of the party are working. You can see that PDP is truly a party. Every decision of this party is in line with the constitution of our party.”

When asked why many governors who are party members were absent at the meeting, Mr Ologunagba attributed that to their being on vacation outside the country but said their deputies represented them.

Mr Ologunagba denied a hint that members of the NWC asked Iyorchia Ayu to resign his chairmanship position at the previous Thursday’s NWC meeting. He explained that the topic was not discussed at the NWC meeting, saying the issues discussed were mainly the composition of its national campaign council, among others.

The caucus meeting was attended by Mr Ayu, Governors Aminu Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed and Duoye Diri. Others were the chairman and secretary of the PDP BoT, Walid Jibrin and Adolphus Wagbara, and Deputy Governors Philip Shuaibu and Benson Abounu.

At the end of the meeting, protesters converged outside the gate of the Akwa-Ibom Governor’s Lodge, chanting “Ayu must go,” “We want justice in PDP,” and “PDP National Chairman – North.”

(NAN)

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