Barring any last minute change, the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) held an emergency meeting in Abuja.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, emergency 91st National Executive Committee, NEC meeting held at the Wadata Plaza, national secretariat of the party.
In his statement of objective, the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus said the state of security in the nation necessitated the need to call out NEC members to deliberate on the way forward
He lamented the worrisome situation in the land, noting that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has failed the nation and her citizens.
He called for the immediate declaration of a state of emergency on security.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Governor Bala Mohammed distanced the governors from those calling for the resignation of Secondus;
saying “we the governors are not with those people.”
At the NEC meeting is also Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Babangida Aliyu, Chief Tom Ikimi amongst others.
The Meeting Wasn’t for Kassim Afegbua-PDP Demands a state
The meeting is coming on the heels of a petition by former Edo commissioner for information, Kassim Afegbua.
Addressed to the EFCC and Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission ( ICPC) demanding a probe of PDP finances.
A top party official, however, told Daily Sun that the NEC meeting had nothing to do with Afegbua’s petitions.
“The emergency NEC is to enable the party take decisions on issues relating to its congresses nationwide,” he said
However, explaining that the party has not been able to conduct its congresses in some states because of intra-party crises.
Meanwhile, Afegbua, yesterday, said there was no going back in his quest to have the anti-graft agencies investigate the finances of the party.
He told journalists, at a press briefing in Abuja, that he was however not alone in the call for the probe.
“People in the NWC, NEC, the party’s governors and other key stakeholders are with me on this journey. I am just the one holding the flag. Should the EFCC and ICPC delay in carrying out this investigation, I will have no other option than to apply for an order of mandamus to compel them to take the appropriate action.”