By Henry Umoru
ABUJAâ€” AS the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP meets today, the issue penciled down for discussion is who replaces Prince Vincent Eze Ogbulafor, who resigned penultimate week as the National Chairman of the Party.
Vanguard gathered that some members of the BoT have started arriving Abuja for the meeting, though some claimed that they were not officially informed, adding that they read about the meeting in the newspapers.
Cancels NEC meeeting
However, the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party through a text message by the National Publicity Secretary, Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali cancelled the proposed National Executive Committee, NEC meeting that was to hold tomorrow.
According to Alkali, â€œour attention has been drawn to speculations in the media of a purported meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, tomorrow. We wish to state categorically that no such meeting has been called for or scheduled by the leadership of our great party.
â€œWe wish to inform all our members nationwide that we shall formally communicate and announce any meeting of NEC through the normal channels when such a date is fixed. This clarification has become necessary in view of the frequent calls we have been receiving and to clear any doubts and anxiety which the false and misleading information has been causing.â€
Chairmanship aspirants swell
Meanwhile, the number of aspirants for the position of National Chairman of the Party has swelled to about eight as there appears to be new faces interested in the position, though there are already favoured ones against the backdrop that some of the governors, the South-East ones are already rooting for some.
The list include former governor of Enugu State and ex-National Secretary of the PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo who is said be having the support of his governor, Sullivan Chime and some other governors outside the South-East geopolitical zone of the country; former National Vice Chairman, South-East, Nze Fidelis Ozichukwu, who is said to be having the backing of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and that of Imo State governor, Ikedi Ohakim and former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim.