PDM snubs Anenih, fixes convention for August
Despite the threat by a faction of the Peoples’ Democratic Movement led by Chief Tony Anenih to institute litigation against the leadership of the new political party, with same acronym, the PDM, leadership of the political party at the weekend fixed August for conduct of its national convention to elect substantive national officers.
Recall that the faction loyal to the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Anenih at a recent meeting called on the INEC to deregister the new political party and claimed that the new political party was registered clandestinely without the knowledge of the founding fathers of the movement formed by the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua.
In the team led by Chief Anenih which claimed to be PDM foundation members and elders committee are Senator Abubakar Mahdi, Dr Farouk Abdualzeez, Dubem Onyia, amongst others .
The faction which insisted that the PDM and PDP were mutually inclusive further threatened to take court action against the leadership of the new political party led by Bashir Ibrahim Yusuff.
But the PDM in a communiqué read to newsmen at the weekend in Abuja at the end of a meeting of the national executive committee, national advisory and chairmen of state stakeholders committee of the party declared that state and national officers of the party would emerge through a consensus arrangement in the next four months.
The communiqué signed by the PDM National Publicity Secretary, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, noted that the consensus option was adopted in line with its determination to ensure harmony within the young political party.
The party chieftains who expressed satisfaction over the achievements of some of their stated priorities which include, the establishment of party structures at all levels across the country and registration of party members in all the wards across the country however stated that election would be conducted where consensus fails.
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