The deputy national chairman (south) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yemi Akinwonmi, has been appointed the acting National Chairman.
The Party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, communicated this yesterday after the National Working Committee (NWC) closed-door meeting in Abuja.
According to him: “A motion was moved and Elder Yemi Akinwonmi was unanimously approved as the Acting Chairman of our great party,” Ologbondiyan said.
“It is interesting for you to know that this is in line with the provisions of our Constitution. The Party is entirely back on stream. We are sailing correctly, and our Board of Trustees meeting is going on.
“Tomorrow, we are going to also have a caucus meeting and the National Working Committee will also meet tomorrow preparatory to the National Executive Council meeting which will be held on Saturday.”
Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who reacted to the recent crisis in the Party, said it is normal. He pointed that the PDP can resolve its situations, and that keeps them ahead.
“If you have an internal crisis in your house, department, village, everywhere, it is normal. But what makes you different is your ability to resolve that crisis.
“We have proved to Nigerians that we have that ability to resolve our internal crisis and therefore the crises that are facing this country from banditry to kidnapping; we have that capacity to resolve all those crises.”
Recall that Justice Okogbule Gbasam of the Degema Division of the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had granted an interim order which restrained Uche Secondus from parading or acting as the PDP National Chairman earlier this week. Akinwonmi’s appointment follows this action.
Akinwonmi is expected to run the Party’s affairs until the National Convention slated for October. He will also preside over another National Working Committee (NWC) meeting ahead of the National Executive Council Meeting, slated for Saturday, with the governors in attendance.