The battle to unseat National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has gained momentum as a coalition of South-South PDP elders on Thursday demanded for the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee, led by Mu’azu.
The PDP elders’ group also expressed the need for the immediate inauguration of a technical committee to reposition the PDP at the national level.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the group, Chief Tamuno Tekena, the elders indicated that such move was necessary in order to place the PDP in pole position to win 2019 general elections.
The statement read, “We are calling for the dissolution of the Adamu Mu’azu-led National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party. This has become necessary in order to reposition our great party, the PDP.
“We have already begun consulting the governors in the South-South region as we expect that the measures that would be put in place will ensure that our great party bounces back in the next four years
“We have held consultations with other renowned elder statesmen in the region, among who are Chief Tony Anenih and Chief Edwin Clark in reaching this decision”.
Appealing to President Goodluck Jonathan to put the party in order before handing over on May 29, 2015 the elders called on card-carrying members of the party to work towards re-strategising so as to come back stronger as a ruling party after four years.
They also lauded the Federal Government and the military for the victories recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.