Rep. urges PDP governors, lawmakers to rescue party

Thu, May 23, 2024
By editor


REP. Ikenga Ugochinyere (PDP-Imo), has urged  Lawmakers and  Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to save the party from collapse.

Ugochinyere, said this while addressing a news conference in his office at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja on Thursday.

He said governors, lawmakers, and other leaders of the PDP should rise up and speak out with a view to saving the party from those he called agents of the opposition.

According to him, PDP governors, Senators, and House of Representatives members who are keeping quiet will cry when they come for the entire party to sink it.

“You will be shading crocodile tears by the time the opposition takes over your respective states and federal constituencies.

He said the Acting National Chairman of the party, Umar Damagun,  had gone against the tenets of the agreement reached at the last National Executive Council meeting of the PDP.

He said the agreement allowed Damagun to remain in office until August, when a new chairman would be elected, by obtaining a court injunction against his removal.

“The PDP, under the leadership of Damagun, has gone to court to file a suit opposing the prayers to declare the seats of the 27 lawmakers from Rivers who defected to the APC vacant.”

This, he said, was on the ground that it was only the party that could determine who its members were.

He said that though the legal adviser of the party initially denied the suit, “we can confirm to you that the processes were filed by Dr Joshua Musa.

The lawmaker said this was in spite of the fact that the party earlier filed a suit asking the court to declare the seats vacant.

He urged the National Executive Committee of the PDP, the Board of Trustees, and all other men of goodwill to rescue the party. (NAN)


-May 23, 2024 @ 13:16 GMT|