Breaking: PDP confirms Akinwonmi as National Chairman

Yemi Akinwonmi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi as the Acting National Chairman of the party in line with the party’s constitution.

This was disclosed by the party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan after a closed-door meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja on Thursday.

“A motion was moved and Elder Yemi Akinwonmi was unanimously approved as the Acting Chairman of our great party.

“It is interesting for you to know that this is in line with the provisions of our Constitution. The party is fully back on stream. We are sailing properly and our Board of Trustees meeting is going on.

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“Tomorrow, we are going to also have a caucus meeting and the National Working Committee will also meet tomorrow preparatory to the National Executive Council meeting which will be held on Saturday,” Ologbondiyan said.

Chairman of the PDP BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, in his reaction said, “The BoT approved Elder Yemi Akinwonmi as acting National Chairman. The peaceful resolution of issues around the party will put PDP detractors to shame.

 “Akinwonmi has been affirmed as acting Chairman in line with the Constitution of the party, that the BoT and the Caucus will meet tomorrow Friday, and NEC will hold on Saturday.

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“That the meeting endorsed the agreement reached during the August 10 NEC meeting which proposed October as the date for the elective Convention.”

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar described the situation as normal and noted that what makes the PDP different is its ability to resolve the crisis and prepare for the challenges ahead.

“If you have an internal crisis in your house, department, village, everywhere, it is normal. But what makes you different is your ability to resolve that crisis.

“We have proved to Nigerians that we have that ability to resolve our internal crisis and therefore the crises that are facing this country from banditry to kidnapping; we have that capacity to resolve all those crises,” Atiku said.

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