Following the recent controversy over who becomes its National Chairman which is zoned to the North-east, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) has summoned an emergency meeting to hold next Monday, 8th February 2016.
A statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna by the Secretary of the BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, said that it was disappointing and embarrassing that the North-east zone was unable to present somebody for the chairmanship position.
According to him, “It is very disappointing and embarrassing that the North-east zone cannot present any person for the national chairmanship of the party to replace Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu who has since resigned even if it is for one day.”
He advised against all kinds of selfishness and impunity, warning that the party would not allow anybody or group of people with personal ambition to destroy the party.
The statement read in part, “With the continuous postponement of the zonal meeting, it has become very necessary that the BoT hold an emergency meeting on Monday to review the situation and recommend a suitable to be appointed as the chairman.
“All kinds of impunity and self-centeredness highlighted by the Ekweremadu committee must stop in the PDP if the party is to take over mantle of leadership in 2019…..
“We must realise that we are now in the opposition having ruled the country for 16 years. We must therefore exhibit effective and objective opposition.
“Above all, we must learn a lesson from the death of the late Abubakar Audu of Kogi State. With any ambition, one can die within a second without achieving such ambition.
“The party constitution must always be followed strictly with any culprit to be disciplined no matter how highly placed.”