A new dimension has been added to the crisis rocking the boat of the Peop!es Democratic Party as Youths that called themselves Concerned Peoples Democratic Party Youths has threaded to take over the national leadership of the party.
The Youths told elders of the party tjat if the prolonged leadership crisis in the PDP is not resolved in the next seven days, they will occupy the party Secretariat..
The group has also announced the setting up of an 11-man committee which it said is to liaise with the Board of Trustees (BoT), PDP Governors Forum (PDPGF), National Assembly Caucus (NC), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s camp and the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee.
Leader of the group, Aderemi Olusegun, while addressing journalists in Abuja, said, they have given the PDP stakeholders seven days to resolve the crisis without which the youths would seize power.
He said: “In the last 24 hours, we consulted widely with different youth groups, women and patriots in our party, and we, therefore, after emergency meeting in the National Headquarters (Wadata Plaza) resolved that we are giving the leadership of the party which include the BoT, Governors’ Forum, warring groups and other stakeholders a 7-day ultimatum to resolve this intractable but avoidable rancour,” the group said.