By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—THE usual Wednesday National Working Committee, NWC, meeting of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, did not hold yesterday.
Strong indications emerged, yesterday, that the meeting could not take place following the absence of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu‘azu.
Mu‘azu is out of the country, reportedly on a medical trip and his deputy, Prince Uche Secondus, who would ordinarily have stood in his absence is also out of the country.
Vanguard gathered yesterday that the issue of summoning a meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party would have been tabled.
Besides the issue of NEC, NWC members were also supposed to have used the forum of the meeting to discuss the criteria to be used in settling outstanding debts to those who participated in the conduct of congresses and primaries.
Other issues that would have been discussed at the meeting were expectations from the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led Post Election Assessment Committee and the party’s preparations for the handover of power to All Progressives Congress, APC, on May 29.
The failure of the meeting yesterday was despite assurances given by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, during a press parley on Tuesday.
The PDP National Chairman had, on Tuesday, said he was worried over calls by some governors and senior members of the party that the present NWC be sacked, saying that though the party’s defeat in the last general election was painful, all aggrieved members should bury the hatchet in the interest of the party.