Details have emerged revealing why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) postponed its national caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
Naija News recalls that in a notice for the postponement signed by the party’s National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the PDP cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the shift in date.
He wrote, “This is to inform all members of the PDP National Caucus and National Executive Committee that the meetings of the two bodies earlier scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, 2022, respectively, have been postponed.
“The postponement is due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be announced in due course.
“All inconveniences are deeply regretted.“
It was gathered that a plot by some party leaders to sack the National Chairman, Senator Iyiochia Ayu, was largely responsible for the postponement of the meetings earlier scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
Loyalists of the PDP national chairman in the National Working Committee and the Board of Trustees reportedly moved to postpone the caucus and NEC meetings, with one describing it as “a hostile environment.”
A source in the PDP leadership told Vanguard, “As far as I know, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, does not have any problem with Atiku, Ayu has not been transparent in handling party affairs since he took over.
“And the role he played during the selection of the presidential running mate won him a lot of enemies.
“There are a lot of issues in our state chapters which he ought to have handled differently.
“If the Caucus and NEC meetings had been held as scheduled, a vote of no confidence would have been passed on him. The shift was necessary to allow tempers to calm down.“
Another party source said, “There is no problem, we had to postpone the meetings because our Presidential candidate is not around.
“This is the first NEC meeting we are holding since our primaries and we need the attendance of all leaders.
“We had our BoT meeting last week and we thought we could follow it up with the national Caucus and NEC meeting. But we discovered there are so many things we need to handle first before doing so.
“Besides, our candidate and others who are critical stakeholders indicate that they are unavailable on the fixed date.”