- PDP governors and the National Working Committee of the party will be meeting over some burning issues
- Recall that the PDP national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, is currently facing a battle for survival
- Efforts by the party to settle the crises in the party has not yielded any positive outcome and as a result
The crises in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to have no end in sight. In efforts to resolve it, the PDP Governors Forum, as well as the National Working Committee in preparation are set to hold a crucial meeting. Punch Newspaper reports.
This follows efforts by some members of the party to thrash the suspension of national chairman, Uche Secondus.
In fact, the Senator David Mark-led committee saddled with the responsibility of among other things getting the feuding party members to withdraw cases from court has been unable to get their commitment.
A source even declared that Secondus is in the past.
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The source said:
“We have passed this stage. We have an acting National Chairman in the person of Yemi Akinwonmi whose appointment has been ratified by all the relevant organs of the party and is still in charge and we cannot turn back the hand of the clock.”
IPAC chairman speaks on struggles of smaller political parties ahead of 2023
In another report, Dr. Leonard Nzenwa chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), says smaller political parties in the country are going through various challenges, hence, their inability to contend with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nzenwa made the statement in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng on Thursday, August 26 at a town hall meeting hosted by Say No Campaign in Abuja.
He said the newer political parties cannot compete with the bigger ones because they do not have access to the funds of the state.
ICPC wars against political corruption in the polity
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has declared that political corruption is punishable under the electoral act.
This was stated by the ICPC chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasonye, SAN who was represented by Mohammed Ashiru Baba; director, public enlightenment and education, ICPC at a town hall meeting recently in Abuja.
The theme of the event attended by a Legit.ng reporter, was Building Community Resilience Against Electoral Corruption to Promote Good Governance.