The National Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Walid Jibrin has over ruled the decision of members of the board from the South West that endorsed only three members of the party from the zone for the national chairmanship position of the party.
It will be recalled that some members of the BoT from the South Western part of the country endorsed the chairmanship candidacy of Chief Bode George, Professor Tunde Adeniran and leaving out the former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniels.
But addressing a press conference in Kaduna Monday, Senator Walid Jubrin said the party will provide a fair playing ground to all the aspirants seeking elections into national leadership position of the party in the forth coming national conference.
According to the meeting held in the South West where the purported endorsement of the three aspirants were endorse did not have the blessing of the Board of trustees of the party.
“I want to state clearly that the meeting in which such decision was taken was never in the instant of the National Board of Trustees and that we cannot afford to hold such meeting now as done in South West”.
“In the South West, we have two BoT members contesting for the Chairmanship and who should never be in a meeting where such sensitive decision was taken.
”I will like to urge all BoT members in all the zones not to undertake such meetings without first intimating the BoT Chairman. I have invited Chief Shuaibu Oyedokun to a National caucus to explain what led him to champion that exercise.
“I want to further advise all other organs of our party to be extra careful not to rush to any one sided decision. All aspirants must exercise restraint of give and take and await for proper guidelines from the National Working Committee.
”I want to assure all aspirants to the various positions in the National Convention that they will be given full and fair play. Never again will our party witness any impunity. Count me out in any game that deliberately exclude any aspirant from fair participation. The delegates of our convention should be allowed to decide in accordance with set up rules of the party ” he stated.