Sacks acting state chairmen in Delta, Enugu, Anambra, Abia
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday announced the extension of the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms by one week.
This is even as the party announced the immediate sack of all acting states’ chairmen of the party in Delta, Enugu, Anambra and Abia state.
It further announced that the zoning arrangement reached before the emergence of Governor Bala James Ngilari as governor of Adamawa state should stand, while directing all governorship aspirants from the Adamawa Central Senatorial Zone to come and regularise their governorship forms earlier purchased.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja at the party secretariat, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh said “the National Working Committee (NWC) has extended the sales of form by one week from today.”
By this announcement, the sale of forms would closed on Thursday next week.
Metuh said: “NWC in its 388th meeting has directed the Abia states executives to oversee the affairs of the wards and local government until congresses are held following the expiration and tenure of the ward and local government executives of party since September 2014.
“The NEC noted that the tenure of Anambra state chapter expired October 24 and the South-east zonal executives should oversea the congresses in Anambra state chapter until congresses are held.
“In Enugu state the NEC considered the resignation of the Enugu state chairman and directs the state Deputy chairman as Acting Chairman should summon a meeting of state executive committee to appoint a chairman from the zone where the outgoing chairman hails from pending the conduct of election to fill that vacancy.
“The NWC expects that this exercise should be completed within two weeks while in Imo state, the National Working Committee noted the expiration of the Imo state executive on October 31 and approved that the state executive committee should continue as caretaker committee without voting right until congresses are held.
“NEC considered the resignation of the Delta state chairman and hereby directs that the state deputy chairman and acting chairman should immediately summon a meeting of the state executive committee to appoint a chairman from the zone where the outgoing chairman hails from pending the conduct of the election NWC gives two weeks for compliance.”