Former state assembly candidates convey resignation to PDP acting chairman Damagum

Former state assembly candidates convey resignation to PDP acting chairman Damagum

The Forum of Former Provincial Candidates, assembled under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the party's acting national chairman, Ambassador Ilia Damagum, to resign.

The party operates under the aegis of the Peoples Democratic Party State Assembly Candidates Forum (PDP-SHACF) and his resignation would pave the way for a substantive chairman to emerge from the North-Central region in line with the party's constitution. Stated.

In a statement released to journalists on Friday, the association's national president, the Hon Howard, said: Salahuddin Luqman insisted on strict adherence to the party constitution to avoid a prolonged crisis that could damage the party's prospects.

The statement was co-signed by Muhammad Gidado Musa of Kebbi State. Deputy Speaker (North), Hon. Mahi Umar Gatawa (Sokoto State), National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Abraham Olusegun Adelaide (Ekiti State) called on the party to sanction disloyal members who opposed it in the last general election.

The party expressed regret over the protracted crisis in the PDP, saying it was due to the lack of response by the National Working Committee to a series of early warning signals.

A forum comprising all former candidates for the 2023 general election expressed dissatisfaction with the sloppy manner in which the PDP-NWC handled the crisis, pointing out that drastic steps need to be taken to reposition the party. did.

The statement reads: “It is unfortunate that despite our patient waiting, the NWC has not taken any substantive action. I think it is necessary to take steps.

“It is our duty to remind the public that the party members currently causing the conflict have benefited greatly from the party's policies during their political careers.

“From their humble beginnings as MPs to the positions of Speaker, Governor, Member of Parliament and even national civil servants, they have enjoyed the support of the party.

“It is extremely unfortunate that these same individuals are now contributing to perpetuating a leadership crisis that threatens to sink the party's ship in an attempt to satisfy the party's paymasters.”

The forum claimed that there were anti-party activities in Rivers, Lagos, Ekiti, Enugu, Oyo, Benue, Kebbi, etc., stressing that some PDP members and supporters were openly supporting the opposition party.


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