NEW FEARS FOR OBASEKI AS PDP SETS UP CARETAKER COMMITTEES IN EDO

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NEW FEARS FOR OBASEKI’S CAMP AS PDP APPOINTS CARETAKER COMMITTEES IN EDO

In what political stakeholders are seeing as a major blow to the outgoing Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has reappointed the outgoing ward committee officials to act as caretaker committee members.

In a statement confirming the appointment of the former ward officials in caretaker positions, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon Debo Ologunagba said:

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017) approved the composition of the Edo State Ward Caretaker Committees to function for a period of 30 days effective today, February 1, 2024.

“The decision of the NWC is predicated on the expiration of the tenure of the Edo State Ward Executive Committees today.

“Consequently, the NWC has approved the appointment of the out-going Edo State Ward Executive Committees to function as Ward Caretaker Committees for a period of 30 days so as to avoid any vacuum in this very important organ of the Party in Edo State.

“The NWC enjoins all Party leaders, critical stakeholders and members of the PDP in Edo State to be guided by this and continue to work together in the overall interest of the Party in the State,” the statement reappointing the caretaker committee members to run the PDP in Edo State said.

Meanwhile, the decision of the party not to use statutory delegates was explained to the court ruling that was given before the 2023 General Election that nullified the use of the special delegates.“You know the court has not reversed that decision, so the party will for now only use only ad-hoc delegates. So, no matter who you are if you want to be a delegate to vote you have to go and contest to be an-ad hoc delegate.”

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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