The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed measures put in place to address the internal crisis rocking the party.
The representatives of the BoT spoke to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday after the crucial meeting held behind closed doors by the party leaders.
The meeting was summoned in the wake of defections from the party as well as the recent leadership crisis touching on the National Chairman position occupied by Prince Uche Secondus.
Following the meeting, former Senate Presidents Bukola Saraki and David Mark were delegated to address the press and the public on the outcome of the meeting.
Addressing the public, Mark explained that a committee made up of major stakeholders including governors, members of the BoT, members of the national assembly, members of the national working committee (NWC), former governors, and former ministers of the party will be constituted and meet within the next 72 hours to address pressing issues.
“We resolved in the meeting to set up a committee to look at the situation,” Mark said.
“They (committee) will holistically look at the problems within PDP. It will not only stop the current crisis, it will provide a better environment to make us far more united, to make us stronger as a party.”
Mark also clarified that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike rightfully attended Thursday’s meeting as a member of the BoT and was not summoned.
Buttressing the position stated by Mark, Bukola Saraki also assured that the matters affecting the party are receiving urgent attention and will all be addressed by the committee.
He said: “There is urgency on the matter. We all came together and we have agreed to set up this committee,” he said.
“Within the next 48 to 72 hours, they will meet, and at the end of that meeting, the country will see the direction in which the party is going. We know the importance of this party to the nation in addressing the challenges ahead of us.”
Meanwhile, former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has urged members and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unite in order to make progress.
Atiku spoke against the backdrop of the recent crisis rocking the party, particularly, the calls for the removal of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the party.
He said the PDP must not allow the dreams of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to have a one-party state to come to fulfillment.
According to the former Vice President, PDP can’t afford to be divided at this critical point in time when Nigerians are desperately yearning for change in the face of their miserable living conditions.
Source: Naija News