- One of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hajara Wanka, has resigned from the National Working Committee (NWC)
- Wanka, in her resignation letter addressed to the party's acting chairman, Umar Damagum, said she decided to quit her role at the national level of the party with immediate effect
- Wanka stated that she wants to serve as a commissioner in her native Bauchi state following her nomination by Governor Bala Muhammed
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Wanka stepped down to take up an appointment as a commissioner in Bauchi state, The Punch reported.
PDP's Hajara Wanka quits
Reacting to the development, the PDP, in a statement on Sunday, August 6, by Debo Ologunagba, its national publicity secretary, congratulated the female politician on her appointment by the Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed. A Daily Independent report noted the congratulatory message.
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The PDP's statement partly reads:
"Your appointment by Governor Bala Mohammed is another testament in recognition of your selfless service, deep intellect, competence, administrative skills and patriotic roles towards the development of our great Party, the PDP, Bauchi State and the Nation."
The statement added:
"The PDP congratulates our Deputy National Woman Leader for being found worthy to serve under an exceptionally brilliant, resourceful and thorough administrator, Governor Bala Mohammed and charges her to bring to bear her experience and capacity in this new assignment."
"We are hiring": PDP
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the PDP announced the recruitment for the position of director general for the Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI).
The announcement was made via its Twitter handle @OfficialPDPNig on Sunday, July 30.
Interested applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree in any discipline from the social science/Humanity, exposure to consultancy services and six years of experience.
63 party chieftains dump PDP
Legit.ng also reported that the PDP recorded a major blow. This is as sixty-three (63) chieftains of the party in Idanre local government area of Ondo state defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, July 21.
The defectors included the chairman, PDP Elders’ Forum in the locality, Idowu Akinseye, former special adviser to former governor Olusegun Mimiko, Marcus Adeoti, Lad Owoseni, former chairman Timber Finishers, Brigadier Omogbemi.