Written by David ugbabe
Following the resignation of seven national deputy officers from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) party, the Governors’ Forum of the party has appealed to members and stakeholders of the party to remain calm.
The Chairman and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal who issued the statement on behalf of the party in Abuja noted that the forum received the news with regrets and sadness. He stressed that the PDP is the only remaining hope of the nation for good governance and must show an example to Nigerians and also take advantage of the current disarray in the APC.
Meanwhile, he reiterated that the party is not folding its arms over the matter as, “efforts are being made in consultation with members of the PDP Board of Trustees and other stakeholders to resolve all contending issues.” He explained that the forum has scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the affairs of the party and the way forward.
However, he pleaded with all the aggrieved persons to sheath their sword. “The Governors hereby call on all members of the party and indeed all stakeholders to remain calm in the face of the developments.
“We plead with all aggrieved persons and those with the interest of the PDP at heart to keep their gun powder dry.
It was gathered from Guardian that the seven national officers are Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi; Deputy National Legal Adviser, Ahmed Bello; Deputy National Women Leader, Umoru Hadizat; Deputy National Auditor Divine Amina Arong; Deputy National Organizing Secretary, Hassan Yakubu; and Deputy National Financial Secretary, Irona Alphonsus. It was further reported that the officers cited incompetence on the part of the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus in managing the affairs of the party as the reason for their resignation.