By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—AS part of moves to end the lingering crisis in the Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, summoned the National Chairman of the Party, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, and the state Governor, Sullivan Chime, to a meeting.
Vanguard gathered that the meeting which is slated for this week, is designed to fulfill the promise made by President Jonathan to the three members of the National Working Committee, NWC: Deputy National Chairman, Haliru Mohammed Bello; National Secretary, Abubakar Baraje; and National Legal Adviser, Olusola Oke, that he was going to intervene and address the issue when the National Chairman returns from his trip to the United States of America, USA.
On the proposed timetable for activities to fully kick-off at the party, Vanguard learnt that the leadership of PDP was waiting for directives of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before it could take any decision.
It was also gathered that at Wednesday’s NWC meeting held at the Legacy House, PDP Campaign office, Maitama, was stormy at the earlier stage against the backdrop that some NWC members said the Chairman did not carry them along when taking some salient decisions.
They referred to the sack of the Enugu State executive, noting that they were caught unawares. They also said it was wrong for Nwodo’s Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Ike Abonyi, a non-NWC member, to issue such a sensitive statement.
The source said that Nwodo also complained of the actions of NWC members, just as he expressed disgust at the action of members in his absence and their inability to protect his interest despite carrying them along on events in his home state, Enugu.