The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Popular Democratic Party, PDP, approved on Thursday a vote of confidence in the party’s national president, Prince Uche Secondus.
At the end of its 91st emergency meeting in Abuja, the committee supported the Secondus-led National Labor Committee, even when it called on other party bodies to do the same.
The NEC in a statement read by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, lamented the greater insecurity that prevails in all parts of the country “mainly due to the bad government of President Muhammed Buhari and the Congress of All Progressives, APC, as well as to their inability to decisively address the threat of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, bloodshed, and acts of violence in our country ”.
The statement read: “NEC unanimously approved a vote of confidence in the national president, Prince Uche Secondus, as well as the member of the National Labor Committee, NWC.
“NEC urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a state of national security emergency.
“The NEC also urged President Buhari to convene a national security conference without delay to advance ideas and options to address insecurity in our country.
“NEC also praised the efforts of governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives and other elected officials on the PDP platform to vigorously seek solutions to the wave of insecurity in our country.
“Regarding our party’s programs, NEC expressed satisfaction with the NWC’s efforts in preparation for the November 6 gubernatorial elections in Anambra State and affirmed its willingness to do everything possible, within the limits of the law, to win the elections. .
“NEC also received reports on electronic membership registration when the NWC announced the membership of the committee established to conduct the exercise.
“Edo State Governor Chief Godwin Obaseki has been appointed President, while his Adamawa State counterpart, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, is appointed Vice President.
“The statutory members of the committee are the National Organizing Secretary, the National Treasurer, the National Financial Secretary, the Deputy National Secretary and the National Advertising Secretary.
“More nominations will be taken from the Board of Trustees, the National Assembly, the Forum of Presidents of State, as well as the demographics of our Party’s youth and women.
“The NEC further warned party members at all levels to be wary of agents of distraction and division while praising the NWC’s effort to be focused and purpose-driven in the conduct of party affairs.”