Amid disarray, the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has appealed to its members and stakeholders to remain calm following Tuesday’s resignation of seven PDP national officers.
The forum made the call in a statement issued by its chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, in Abuja.
Mr Tambuwal urged all aggrieved members to hold their peace for the party, as efforts were ongoing by members to intervene on the matter. He explained that the forum received with regrets and sadness the recent rumblings in the PDP.
“The governors hereby call on all members of the party and indeed all stakeholders to remain calm in the face of the developments,” stated Mr Tambuwal. “We plead with all aggrieved persons and those with the interest of the PDP at heart to keep their gun powder dry. Efforts are being made in consultation with members of the PDP board of trustees and other stakeholders to resolve all contending issues.”
Mr Tambuwal added that to that end, the PDP governors’ forum had scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the affairs of the party and the way forward.
He said the PDP, as the only remaining hope of the nation for good governance, must be exemplary to Nigerians and take advantage of the current disarray in the APC.
On Tuesday, seven deputy national officers of the party resigned their positions as members of the National Executive Council.
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 organising secretary, Hassan Yakubu; and deputy national financial secretary, Irona Alphonsus.
The officers cited the incompetence of the party chairman Uche Secondus in managing the affairs of the party.