PDP postpones congresses in four states, as internal crisis rocks party


By Muhammad Saheed

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its proposed congresses in Ekiti, Niger, Sokoto, and Taraba states until further notice.

This was made to known in a letter titled “Re: Re: Year 2020 Party Congresses in 26 (Twenty Six) Chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Postponement of Party Congresses in Ekiti, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba States”.

The letter which was jointly signed by the duo of Uche Secondus and Umar Tsauri. National Chairman and National Secretary respectively, was addressed to Professor Yakubu Mahmud, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, July 27.

It reads: “Please refer to our earlier letter with reference No: PDP/DOM CF. 2/VolIC/20-094, in which we informed the Commission (INEC) of our Time table and schedule of activities for the completion of the outstanding congresses of our party.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are compelled to postpone our planned congresses in the aforementioned states.

“We will communicate to the commission as soon as a new date is fixed.”

Recall that party stalwarts in the four states especially in Ekiti State were engaged in a war of attrition over the control of the party structure with some state chapters conducting parallel congresses.

Only recently the faction loyal to former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose won a court case against the Senator Olujimi-led faction.


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