By  Henry Umoru
ABUJA — THE National Executive Committee, NEC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has readmitted former governor of Bayelsa, Chief Diepreye Solomon Alamieyeseigha who was expelled from PDP in 2005 into the party.

The PDP NEC also at the meeting dissolved the former Senate President Ken Nnamani led PDP Reform forum, just as the body warned that all members of the party were free to submit proposals for the amendment of the Constitution, but not under the guise of any faction or group.

The party has also cleared the coast through waivers for all decampees from the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) including Governor Aliyu Shinkafi of Zamfara  state and his Bauchi state counterpart, Isah Yuguda as well as others who dumped their party to enable them to participate in the PDP primaries for the coming election.

These were part of the resolutions reached at the 51st NEC meeting of the party held at the National Secretariat of the Party, Abuja.

In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali in Abuja Friday, the party’s decision to allow for Alameyeseigha’s return to the party was against the backdrop that he had applied that he should be readmitted and having fulfilled the conditions set out in Article 10(111) of the Party’s Constitution, NEC had to approve it.

Meanwhile, life literarily returned to the party’s National Secretariat Friday following the formal assumption of office by the Party’s National Chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo who was yesterday briefed and handed over to by the Deputy National Chairman, Bello Mohammed.

The National Secretariat which was deserted since Prince Vincent Eze Ogbulafor resigned May 13th, was a beehive of activities as politicians, party faithful, loyalists, business men, among others made movement on the staircase impossible especially the Chairman’s office.

Speaking during the handing over Ceremony, Nwodo who described his coming on board as divine, stressed that there was the urgent need for all members of the National Working Committee, NWC to double up as there was work to do, adding that people no longer believe in the leadership of the party and the leadership of the party must ensure that things were put right to ensure that there was confidence building.

According to him, if the ruling Party gets it right, Nigeria as a country will also get it right, just as he said that he was going to actualize the principles of late President Umaru Yar’adua as well as partner with President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that Nigerians get dividends of democracy.


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