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PDP chair: NEC okays Nwodo Thursday

By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—STRONG indications emerged yesterday that the meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  slated for Thursday will just ratify the nomination of Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo as the National Chairman of the party without further  hiccup from members.

According to a very strong party member, weekend, the adoption of Nwodo at the NEC meeting will not go through any problem against the backdrop that he has not been fully accepted, just as he has already started doing his work by being part of those who accompanied  President Goodluck Jonathan to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup.

“What do you think will happen to Nwodo on Thursday at PDP NEC meeting? He will just be ratified. The man has started doing his job as PDP National Chairman, he is the man; you can see that he travelled to South Africa alongside the President,” he said.

It would  be recalled that the National Caucus of the party had at its meeting last week, accepted the former National Secretary of the party as the next National Chairman, just as the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the party did same by endorsing him for onward presentation to NEC members for ratification.

Meanwhile, activities at the Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat of the party, Wuse Zone 5, have been crippled following the absence of a substantive national chairman to replace Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, who resigned last month.

The case is worsened, as Vanguard gathered, that the acting National Chairman, Haliru Bello, has not signed cheques against the backdrop that no money is coming into the account of the party and staff of the secretariat have also not got impress to work in the last couple of weeks.

Vanguard gathered that the workers are not finding things easy as they complain everyday, just as they wait for the announcement of a new National Chairman at least bring life back to the secretariat.

According to one of the workers, their principal officers seldom come to the office and when they come, it is briefly. ”May be they are not too sure of  what will be their fate when the new Chairman comes, whether  they will survive to stay in office or not.”

Others complained that files were no longer moving for actions to be taken on them, even as payment and purchase of office stationery also at standstill.
“I beg my brother, let a new Chairman come, I think the party is holding its NEC meeting on Thursday, 17, June, this week, we will be very happy, at least, life will bounce back and we will have a lot to do”, the person said.

File Nwodo
13 June 2010


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