.Expanded National Caucus, BoT, NEC Meet July 17, 18
All roads lead to Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital this week as the former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeks to re-invent itself from the self-induced national leadership crisis.
Already, the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat is wearing a new look preparatory to receive major stakeholders of the recuperating opposition party for the scheduled expanded National Caucus, Board of Trustees (BoT), and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings holding on Monday and Tuesday, July 17 and 18, 2017.
A joint statement by the National Secretary of the Party’s National Caretaker Committee (NCC), Senator Ben Obi, and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Ambassador Aminu Wali, said the expanded national caucus will hold on Monday by 8 pm.
According to the notice, expected at the meeting are all former Presidents and Vice Presidents, PDP Governors, NEC members, BoT members, National Assembly members, former PDP Governors, Ex-PDP Ministers and all former National Officers of the Party.
The statement further explained that the BOT meeting will be holding on Tuesday, July 18 by 11:00 am with NEC members taking their turn by 2:00 pm
Insiders told Forefront that the stakeholders’ meetings are to strategise on how to rebuild the party and re-position it for efficiency and effective performance as Nigeria’s key opposition voice to the governing All Progressive Congress (APC).
A senior party official, in the thick of packaging activities and logistics for the meetings, hinted that most stakeholders are on the same page on the urgent need to put the ugly past behind following the Supreme ruling on its national leadership tussle.
“Since the Supreme Court’s pronouncement, we have been working round the clock to re-engineer all processes required by the PDP to put its seriously tormented house in order.
“I can tell you that urgency is the watch-word. Things are moving on a very fast pace because most of us agree there is certainly no time to waste if the Party must regain its past glory and win back the confidence of Nigerians beofre 2019 general elections”, the official said.