By Henry Umoru
Abuja – After series of failed attempts to resolve the political quagmire in the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the partyâ€™s National Chairman, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor yesterday brought down the sledge hammer on the factions by dissolving them.
This was part of the decisions taken at yesterdayâ€™s National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the party, just as the party immediately put in place a seven-member Caretaker Committee to oversee the affairs of the party pending when a new executive is put in place.
A statement by the partyâ€™s National Publicity Secretary, Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali disclosed that the seven-member has Chief Abu King Shuluwa as Chairman, with former governor of the State, Ambassador Fidelis Tapgun, Chief S. D. Lot; Barrister Halima Alfa as members.
Other members are Professor Ganyir Lombin, Alhaji Alhassan Shuabu while Alhaji Adamu Zakari would serve as the Secretary, just as the Committee will be inaugurated next week at the National Secretariat.
Part of the statement reads, â€œthe National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting held on Wednesday, 12th August 2009 considered several political developments in the country and arrived at the following resolutions.
â€œAfter extensive consultations with stakeholders of the Party in Plateau State and in a firm desire to restore normalcy in that State Chapter, the Plateau State Executive Committee headed by Professor Dakum Shown and the faction led by Chief Emmanuel Magni have been dissolved with immediate effect.
â€œA new Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the Party pending a State Congress to elect a new Executive Committee has been constituted.