Indications emerged on Monday that the crisis brewing in the People’s Democratic Party may linger on for some time to come as it took another dimension on Monday. Sequel to the High Court judgment that sacked its National Secretary on Friday, the People’s Democratic Party has appointed a replacement. The Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur made this known in a statement he signed on Monday.
The Chairman has directed that the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Solomon Onwe should resume duties as the Acting Secretary of the party immediately. In the statement, the Chairman pointed out that his action was “pursuant to the powers conferred on the National Chairman of the party by Chapter V Section 35 (1), 35 (1)(b) as well as section 36(2) of the constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party, (as amended).”
The statement continued that Onwe “shall by this directive conduct all correspondences of the party, issue notices of meetings of the National Convention, the National Executive Committee, the National Caucus and the National Working Committee as stipulated in the Constitution of our great Party.”
Tukur made it clear that the “directive takes immediate effect and is hereby communicated to all the levels and offices of the Party.”
Events within the party in the last few days have all pointed inn the direction that there is disaffection among members. Prince Oyinlola could not be reached for his reaction as of the time of filing this report on Monday.