Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the party’s National Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
The party made this move after a review of the state of the party and the leadership the committee is demonstrating.
The national publicity secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, in a signed statement obtained via the official twitter handle of the party, called on all party members, friends and well wishers to continue in their support of the National Caretaker Committee.
He said, “The entire organs’ leaderships and other stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday being Tuesday, 8th of November, 2016 at a Meeting in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, unanimously passed a ‘Vote of Confidence’ on the National Caretaker Committee under the Chairmanship of H.E. Senator Ahmed Moh’d Makarfi, CON. The Vote of Confidence took place after Party leaders reviewed the state of affairs of the PDP and the pragmatic and focused leadership that the Committee is demonstrating.
“The Meeting had the following stakeholders in attendance: members of the National Caretaker Committee led by the Chairman, Sen. Makarfi; members of the BoT led by the Chairman, Sen. Walid Jubrin; serving and former National Assembly leadership led by the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, CFR; serving and former governors; National Vice Chairmen and state chairmen; former members of National Working Committee; and other Party stakeholders.
“The Meeting at Transcorp held immediately after the Inauguration of the ‘Strategy Review and Inter Party Affairs Committee’ at the ‘Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja; and the Committee’s Chairman and Secretary are Professor Jerry Gana and Rt. Hon. Austin Opara, respectively. The membership of the Committee is made up of seasoned Party men and women charged with the responsibility to chart effective way forward for the PDP within the tenets of democracy ahead of the 2019 General Elections.
“You will recall that since the Party returned from the August 17, 2016 National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the National Caretaker Committee working in compliance with the Mandate given to it by the Convention, is discharging Party affairs diligently and also maintaining constructive opposition to the Ruling Party, the APC, and its leaders by holding them accountable in the management of the Country’s resources and governance.
“To this end, the Stakeholders called on all Party members nationwide, our teeming supporters, friends of the Party, and the general public to continue supporting the National Caretaker Committee in their concerted efforts with other stakeholders towards rebuilding, reviving and repositioning the PDP to attain international best practices.
‘Long live the Peoples Democratic Party! Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!”
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