By Philips Sunday
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rescue Group, has insisted that the tenure of the party’s Acting National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, and other National Working Committee ( NWC), members expires on March 28, 2016.
The revelation was mad by the chairman of the PDP Rescue Group, Amb. Wilberforce Juta, calling on the NWC to commence programme leading to the party’s congresses and the National Convention .
Mr. Juta, furthered that no power under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Constitution to extend the tenure of any official or organ of the party beyond March 28, 2016.
The statement reads in part: “Although a joint meeting of representatives of the Board of Trustees, the National Working Committee, the National Assembly Caucus and the PDP Governors’ Forum had offered a compromise to the current crisis, we affirm that no authority has the power under the PDP Constitution to extend the tenure of any official or organ of the party.
“The tenure of the current National Executive Committee, NWC, will expire on 28th March 2016. We expect all leaders and organ to abide by that. “Congresses and the National Convention to elect new party leaders at all levels can be conducted in the month of March, 2016. Friday 26th February, 2016 marks the third day in line with the seven days ultimatum handed down by the National Caucus to the NWC to produce a programme leading to the party Congresses and the National Convention.”