By John Ikani
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have convened an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the party’s lingering leadership crisis.
A statement from the PDP Governors Forum signed by its Director-General, C.I.D Maduabum, explained that the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, after consultation with his colleagues agreed to convene the meeting.
The meeting, he said, will hold at 5p.m. in Abuja to deliberate on the recent developments in the main opposition party.
The forum urged all PDP members and supporters to remain calm as efforts were on to ensure the stability of the party in the coming days.
Sources hinted that the meeting became imperative because of the need to immediately resolve the leadership crisis in the battle.
The tenure of Mr Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) expired in December having been elected in December 2017.
The situation led to the two Deputy National Chairman of the party, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi (South) and Senator Suleiman Nazif (North) laying claims to the party leadership.
This is in spite of a provision in the party’s constitution in section 47 vesting leadership with deputy chairman of the zone where the national chairman comes from when the chairmanship seat is vacant.
It is the second time the governors are meeting this month to discuss the lingering leadership crisis.
They had met on August 9 at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro District, Abuja.
The meeting will take a final decision on when the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting will hold.
The failure of the suspended national chairman to convene the NEC meeting is one of the issues that worsened his worsen travails.