The executive committees of some chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are to be dissolved soon, National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has disclosed. Tukur who spoke to newsmen in his country home in Yola, Adamawa State, however, did not disclose the chapters to be affected.
Zonal chairman of the party in the South-West, Segun Oni, welcomed the proposed dissolution yesterday, saying the move by the national chairman would help ongoing moves to make the party in the region to be all inclusive.
Tukur said the PDP was set to come out with the criteria to be used in effecting the dissolution of the state executives, though he emphasised that irregularity in the constitution of the state executives would come into play. The plans to sack some state executives was immediately welcomed by Oni, the national vice-chairman of the party in the South-West where many of the states are presently enmeshed in intra-party conflicts.
“The thinking of the zonal chairman is to have an exco that will represent all the members of the party, where everybody would be adequately represented, not the situation where one person will now say that he has the party in a state and others are left out,” he said.
He also said that the dissolution would also enable those who are presently outside the party but want to come in to have a role and representation in the executive. He mentioned the situaiton in Oyo State where the possible return of former Governor Rasheed Ladoja has become a divisive issue among some stakeholders in the state chapter.
However, a PDP chieftain in Oyo State, Mr. Kehinde Olaosebikan denied any rift between Ladoja and the former governor of the State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala as he disclosed that the two were working together for the interest of the party.