A substantive national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will emerge in August.
The position became vacant last month following the resignation of Adamu Muazu after the defeat of PDP in the presidential election.
Board of Trustees, BoT, of the PDP has said that the party would have a substantive national chairman in August.
Muazu’s deputy, Prince Uche Secondus has occupied the position in acting capacity.
Addressing journalists after the BoT meeting at the party national secretariat, Abuja, the secretary of BoT, Jubril Walid said that the appointment of Secondus would only last for three months and from calculation it would end August.
The BoT also said after its meeting at the PDP national secretariat that the party would resuscitate its state chapters across the country.
Walid said: “Like you are aware, the appointment of the acting chairman is for three months and after three months we will meet again, because by our constitution the Board of Trustees regulates its own activities. We will regulate our own activities when the time comes.”
Speaking on issues of the National Assembly and the party, the board secretary said “the Board of Trustees is up to the task of providing guidance not only to the executives of the party but to members of the National Assembly that is why we have involved ourselves very much in the collaboration with the National Working Committee, NWC, to ensure that there is synergy between the appointments within the National Assembly.
“We are calling on all our members to remain calm and should not be disturbed that we are doing all our best to ensure sanity is brought to our party.
“Our party is going to pick again and we are going to re-bounce. As we are doing so we need their cooperation and without their cooperation, I do not think we will succeed let them give us time so that we can do our best to ensure that we bring back the prominence of this party.
On the post-election committee, he said, “We have to set up a road map, an action plan which we are planning to do. We have invited for memorandum and we are just getting the memorandum from every member of the party for the way forward, which we have come here to discuss to help the committee.
“We are also planning a special tour to the various zones to meet with the stakeholders and discuss with them and find out anybody capable of writing a memorandum on what we face and we are going to collect this, by tomorrow we are meeting again to put all these things together and come up with a road map.”
On the extension of time, Walid said “we have sought for an extension for up to 10 weeks to complete our job as three weeks will not allow us to do a proper job.
“We have asked the NWC to look at it and have accepted and granted the permission to extend it to 10 weeks. I do not think we are going to exceed that 10 weeks.”
Speaking on the crisis in the PDP Governors’ Forum, he said “the issue of the PDP Governors’ Forum chairman has been resolved. There is no petition before the party on that. The Board of Trustees was not given any petition. I am telling you whatever the issue, the issue has been resolved already.”
Also speaking, the BoT chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed said they would give full support to their members at the National Assembly.
He added that the party would give the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, a vibrant opposition and help the government where it is not doing well.
Yesterday’s meeting was the first presided over by Bello Mohammed after his emergence as BoT chairman, following the resignation of Chief Tony Anenih.

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