PDP Sets Up Caretaker Committee After Eight Illegal NWC Members Are Forced Out

Members of the PDP National Executive Committee of the Peoples' Democratic Party during their meeting in Abuja on Thursday
By SaharaReporters, New York

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) met today to accept the resignation of 12 members of its National Working Committee (NWC) whose 2012 election the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said had violated the guidelines for the congresses and national convention.

The meeting began with President Goodluck Jonathan in attendance, but several of the party’s governors were conspicuously absent, a public sign of Mr. Jonathan’s slipping respect in the party.

Olisa Metuh, the outgoing National Publicity Secretary, moved the motion announcing the resignation of the 12 affected NWC members.  That motion was immediately adopted and they were escorted out of the venue.  

The NEC later appointed a caretaker committee of 20 to run the party until the national convention scheduled for July 15.

It has been a frantic week.  Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the chairman of the party, was originally scheduled to join those being escorted out today as recommended by a panel led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim.  Beyond the legal problems facing the party, that committee held Alhaji Tukur to be responsible for running the party into the ground.  

Just two days ago, Jonathan buckled under the pressure mounted by Tukur and elected to retain him using the argument that he has no legal problems.  While the party has been forced to obey an INEC recommendation, Mr. Jonathan seems to have chosen to embrace the problems identified by his own committee in the party chairman.  Yesterday, as he announced his own resignation, former party spokesman Metuh characterized Tukur as “not only in office but in power.”

Below is the list of the 20 members today appointed to fill vacancies in the NWC:

1)    Ag. Deputy National Chairman Hon. Chibudom Nwuche

2)    Ag. National Secretary Dr.Remi Akintoye

3)    Ag. Deputy National Secretary Se. Emma Agboti

4)    Ag. National Organizing Secretary Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar

5)    Ag. National Publicity Secretary Tony Ceaser Okeke

6)    Ag. National Legal Adviser Simon D. Jok Esq.

7)    Ag. National Youth Leader Barr. Tanko Beji

8)    Ag. National Women Leader Barr. Oyibo Nwaneri

9)    Ag. Deputy National Legal Adviser Barr. Yau Kwadon

10) Ag. Deputy National Youth Leader Hon. Peter Adefunmilayo

11) Ag. Deputy National Auditor Nasiru Ibrahim Birchi

12) Ag. Deputy National Woman Leader Mrs. Torkwase Ajoh

13) Ag. National Tresurer Mohammed Dandari

14) Ag. Deputy National Organising Onyemachi Ikechukwu  Jideofor

15) Ag. Deputy National Financial Secretary Hon. Awalu Gwalabe  

16) Ag. Deputy National Treasurer Chief Augustine Lugbenwei

17) Ag. Deputy National Publicity Secretary  Calib Yahaya

18) Ag. Ex-Officio Chief Akin Taiwo

19) Ag. Ex-Officio Tope Ademiluyi

20) Ag. Ex-Officio Chief Mike Akinfenwa

21) Ag. Ex-Officio Hon. Gbenga Oduwaiye

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Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your article. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.|

The PDP knows that the

The PDP knows that the unexpected may happen in 2015, that is why its dirty house should be swept now.
But just as you published the name of the caretaker committee, you should also have done well to publish the names of those illegal members who were alleged to have resigned and escorted out of the party.
How did they find themselves to the party?

What about 2015?

Nigeria is under unbelievable security inadequacies and the unprecedented economic hardships but 2015 is the decision date.Either a little bit to the right or a little bit to the left;and the APC should not make the mistake of choosing its flagbearer other than General Buhari:the tested and trusted.

A Welcome Development.

This is a welcome development! May we continue to see cracks on the walls of PDP until the house of deceit built on sand finally crumbles. The music has just started and they are seriously dancing to it. A house built with saliva can never last for ever, it would surely crumble under torrential rainfall of nemesis.

PDP is the house of deceit and confusion that must crumble. The earlier it collapse, the better for Nigeria and our country. PDP have run Nigeria aground. May their legs become lame and never be able to stand again. Useless party full of vampires, rogues, destroyers, oppressors and tormentors. May their road be bad and full of destructive gullies as they've turned Nigerian roads into.

Jonathan finishes obasanjo

Obasanjo is not dead yet, just wait for the last joker.

i pray Jonathan continues

i pray Jonathan continues along this path of destruction.....................this party needs to be buried out of existence


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If it is really because of INEC's report they resigned, then what about the PDP's Ward, LGAs and State Chapters in 9 states of the federation which INEC's report declared as unconstitutional? These are Adamawa, Taraba, Jigawa, Anambra, Nassarawa, Plateau, Lagos, Kogi and Sokoto. Now that INEC's report has suddenly acquired some importance and authority to make members of NWC resign, then it is imperative that the Commission insists, and the party complies, that its directives as contained in those letters be carried out in the remaining 8 states of the federation.

Jonathan finishes off Obasanjo

By cleverly setting up political trip wires Goodluck Jonathan removes all of General Olusegun Obasanjo's influence in the National Working Committee of the PDP.

Liquidating General Obasanjo politically is President Jonathan's singular success till date, since the Boko Haram war is still inconclusive. General Obasanjo now has no easy option. He can't run into the opposition APC without losing face as General Buhari's latest campaign manager.

Nor can Obasanjo rebuild alliances with Generals Danjuma and Babangida, because Obasanjo has forfeited the duo's respect and besides, stained badly with international disgrace in the United States as a corrupt bribe taker of Halliburton slush funds.

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They should know that 2015 is the period of their torment. They'll see the worst they've never seen in their lives. What happened in 2011 is a child at play. There is no any person who can impose on Nigerians what they don't like. It is votes counting or military take over or Nigeria in bloody chaos. No person under payment of ethno-religious animals can survive among us. Any person who collected their money should choose a place to be but not in our midst. We know them,their families and their houses. Nobody can lead us into hardship again and get away with it.

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