The tenure of Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus tenure which was supposed to elapse in four months time, has been reduced to two months.
The decision was taken as Board of Trustees (BoT), governors, former ministers, National Assembly Caucus and former governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Tuesday August 10 to resolve the opposition party’s crisis.
Secondus’ tenure which was supposed to elapse in December, will now end in October, 2021. He has also been directed to convene a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting next week.
Sokoto State Governor and Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who addressed newsmen at the end of the meeting, said all the issues would finally be resolved by National Executive Council.
“This meeting has agreed that immediately the NEC should be convened for the party to constitute the National Convention planning committee and the National Convention should be held latest by the end of October.
“Also, the zoning committee for the party should also be constituted by the same NEC immediately.
“So we thank members of the National Committee for holding up. We thank them for their prayers and support. We also thank well-meaning Nigerians who have been waiting patiently for the resolution of these issues.
“The NEC of the party shall meet most likely next week and all the issues will be addressed. And that NEC will be convened by the Chairman of the party who is constitutionally endowed to do so.
“As party members of the BoT, members of the governors’ forum, members of former governors’ forum, former ministers, former Senators, former Presiding officer of the National Assembly and various stakeholders, we are very happy to announce that we have discussed all matters and we have resolved to continue to work as a united family.”
When asked who will summon the NEC, Tambuwal said;
“The NEC of the party shall meet most likely next week and all the issues will be addressed, and that NEC will be convened by the chairman of the party who is constitutionally endowed to do so.”