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PDP BoT meeting ongoing at Wadata

By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently meeting at the party’s national secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.

From the left, Deputy National Chairman North, Senator Gamawa Garba; Deputy National Chairman South, Elder Yemi Akinwunmi; National Chairman People’s Democratic Party, Prince Uche Sekondus; the Chairman National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Mekarfi; the Chairman Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin; Secretary Caretaker Committee, Senator Ben Obi and others looked on during a hand over ceremony to the newly elected members of the PDP National Executive Committee Members at the Party Headquarters, Wadata House, Wuse, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

As accurately reported by Vanguard on Thursday, the party is disturbed by the level of preparedness by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general elections even as it expressed dismay at the deteriorating security situation in the country.

Briefing members of the BoT, national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus said the alleged registration of minors by INEC in recent elections held in Kano and Katsina States has called into question the electoral umpire’s competence for the task ahead.

“We saw in the last local government election in Kano where children were issued voter cards to vote. It happened in 2015; we will not allow it to happen in 2019,” he vowed.

Present at the meeting are BoT chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, former Senate Presidents David Mark, Anyim Pius Anyim and Adolphus Wabara, former Jigawa State governor and Presidential hopeful, Sule Lamido, ex-Aviation Minister, Kema Chikwe and former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema.

Others are former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, publisher of the Champion Newspaper, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mohammed Abba Gana amongst others.

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