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PDP Leaders to Meet over Fuel Subsidy, Upcoming Polls

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to hold a meeting today.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the meeting will see the participation of other committee members at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, with the acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, chairing it.

While specific details of the meeting remain undisclosed, a source within the party revealed that several critical matters would be discussed.

One major point on the agenda will be the current state of the country following the removal of petrol subsidy by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.

Additionally, the committee will focus on internal matters such as party reconciliation and discipline. It was previously decided that a committee would be established to address allegations of anti-party activities by certain members during the 2023 elections.

The NWC will now delve into this issue and strategise on how to foster unity within the party.

According to the source, “We are challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election. Members would be briefed on where the party is now, beyond what they read in the newspapers or listened to on the radio and watched on television.

“Also, the governorship elections coming up in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states would be thrown up for discussion, particularly in terms of preparations and what we need to improve upon.

“The onslaught against our party by the All Progressives Congress is something we cannot be silent about. We drew the attention to what happened in Ogun State recently and again, another undemocratic act has happened in Nasarawa. We cannot continue like this.”

Asked whether the leadership controversy culminating in the suspension of Iyorchia Ayu as the PDP National Chairman would feature on the agenda, the source said, “Maybe, but I can’t say for now. You know the court recently upheld the suspension of our former National Chairman. He has a right to appeal but I am not sure he has done so.”

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