……..Give Three Weeks Ultimatum
Following the crisis over the twist in its preference of the minority leadership of the House of Representatives, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the nomination of Mr Ndudi Elumelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
Members of the committee, which has former Senate President Adolphus Wabara as chairman, was inaugurated on Wednesday in Abuja.
The PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus was, however, represented at the event by the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Yemi Akinwonmi.
Akinwonmi described the action of the party as a display of internal democracy, stressing that it was the advantage PDP has over other political parties in the country.
He said, “This is what brought us to the level we are; respect for internal democracy. We solve issues by dialogue, by discussions, by looking at the two sides of the coin.
“This you will never find in other political parties in Nigeria. If you go to our sister party, you will see crises, placards being displayed, demonstrations here and there but you can never find such in the PDP because we are blessed with people that are knowledgeable, people that are intelligent, people that can think ahead of others.”
“They are people that have seen everything about this country; they have served the party in different capacities.
“That is why the eminent gentlemen here you can’t find elsewhere in this country. These are the arrays people we are parading.”
“We want to use this opportunity to call on them to come and look at the nomination of the Minority leader of the House of Representatives and advise us accordingly.
“We have confidence in you. What we are doing here has the approval of the National Working Committee (NWC) and National Executive Council (NEC), the highest organs of the party,” the party chieftain said.
He informed the members of the committee that the party leadership has given them three weeks to report their findings to the National Working Committee.
In his response, Senator Wabara gave assurance that the committee would take the responsibility seriously and get to the root of the matter.
Africa News24 (AN24) understands members of the committee include Professor Wale Oladukpo as secretary, Yunana Iliya, Senator Ben Obi, and Mr Austin Opara as members, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, Senator Stella Omu, Margret Icheen, Hassan Hyatt, and Senator Abdul Ningi.