- PDP Governors and National Party Working Committee to Meet on Hot Issues
- Recall that the party’s national PDP president, Uche Secondus, is currently facing a battle for survival
- The party’s efforts to resolve the crises within the party have not yielded any positive results and, therefore,
There is palpable tension among members of the People’s Democratic Party ahead of the separate meetings of the PDP Governors Forum, as well as the National Working Committee in preparation for Thursday’s Executive Committee meeting.
It was found in Abuja on Tuesday that supporters of PDP national chairman Uche Secondus, who have appealed against the two court orders barring him from serving as chairman, are optimistic that the ‘appeal ends up at the NEC on Thursday.
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One of those people, who pleaded for anonymity so as not to incur the wrath of the judges handling the case, told The PUNCH: “We hope our appeal is successful. If that happens, Secondus will chair Thursday’s NEC meeting, putting the keys in the work of those who want it.
However, an anti-Secondus member of the party leadership called the permutation “wishful thinking.”
The source who also pleaded anonymity for fear of reprisal said: “We are past this milestone. We have an interim national president in the person of Yemi Akinwonmi whose appointment has been ratified by all relevant party bodies and is still in charge and we cannot go back. PUNCH reported that a High Court in Rivers State had granted an interim injunction barring Secondus from serving as national president.
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Shortly thereafter, a Kebbi State High Court granted another injunction asking Secondus to return to office immediately, shortly after his resumption, a Cross River State High Court granted another injunction prohibiting Secondus from running for national president.
It was also found that on Tuesday the committee headed by Senator David Mark, charged with, among other things, getting members of the conflicting party to withdraw cases from the tribunal was unable to secure their commitment.
IPAC President talks about struggles of small political parties before 2023
In another report, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), says the country’s small political parties face various challenges, hence their inability to fight the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in power and the main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Nzenwa made the statement in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng on Thursday August 26 at a town hall organized by Say No Campaign in Abuja.
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He said the new political parties cannot compete with the bigger ones because they do not have access to state funds.
The ICPC is waging war on political corruption within the regime
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices (ICPC) said political corruption is punished under the electoral law.
This was stated by the President of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasonye, SAN, represented by Mohammed Ashiru Baba; Director, Public Information and Education, CIPC at a town hall meeting recently in Abuja.
The theme of the event attended by a journalist from Legit.ng was building community resilience against electoral corruption to promote good governance.
Source: legitimate Nigeria