BREAKING: PDP Finally Reaches Conclusion on National Chairman Damagum's Fate

BREAKING: PDP Finally Reaches Conclusion on National Chairman Damagum's Fate

  • Despite calls for resignation, the PDP NEC has decided to retain Umar Damagum as the party's acting national chairman
  • Damagum's position was confirmed at the 89th national executive meeting of the leading opposition party in Abuja
  • The meeting was held days after about 60 House of Representatives members threatened to dump the party if Damagum fails to resign journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - The national executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended Umar Damagum's stay as the acting national chairman of the party.

TheCable reports that the development took place at the PDP's 98th NEC meeting held at the party's secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, April 18.

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Umar Damagum retains his position as the acting national chairman of the PDP at the party's 98th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja
Damagum retains position as acting PDP national chairman Photo Credit: PDP Update
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PDP calls for unity among members

In a communique, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP's publicity secretary, revealed that the NEC had encouraged all party members to maintain unity and collaborate for the success of the party, as well as for the benefit of Nigerians.

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The PDP has been enmeshed in different crises following its defeat in the 2023 presidential election.

About 60 House of Representatives members on the PDP platform had called for the immediate resignation of the acting national chairman over alleged anti-party activities.

PDP: Damagum accused of anti-party activities

The lawmakers alleged that the acting national chairman had handed over the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking to journalists, Ugochinyere Ikenga, alongside four other reps members at the assembly, disclosed the stands of the 60 PDP lawmakers on Monday, April 8.

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He alleged that Damagum has been engaging in anti-party activities and has sold the opposition party "for a plate of porridge."

60 "lawmakers threaten to dump PDP

According to Ikengam, President Bola Tinubu consistently played the opposition role during the eradication, which made him successful as the president today.

They maintained that the acting national chairman should leave the party before he destroy it completely.

They then threatened to leave the party if their demands were unmet, and they planned to join other political parties.

PDP kicks as nine die in senator's house earlier reported that the PDP called on all relevant security agencies to investigate the death of nine persons at the house of Senator Aliyu Wamakko from Sokoto state.

Wamakko, a former governor of Sokoto state, was said to have had a stampede at his house while sharing a Ramadan package with the people.

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During the stampede at the senator's house, no less than nine persons died, including an office of the NSCDC.


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