…to hold convention soon
The recent celebration of a return of peace in the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) may have been cut short as some Chieftains recently moved to the Social Democratic Party(SDP) to prosecute the 2019 general elections.
Making the disclosure recently to the general public, a member of the PDP Board of Trusttee, Prof Jerry Gana,now Chairman,National Steering Committee of SDP in company of Prof Tunde Adeniran stated that the move to a new platform became necessary following the hijack of PDP by a few.
Meanwhile, more PDP members were said to have joined the SDP like a Second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed and the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali.
The duo were sighted on thursday in Abuja when new members of the National Working Committee (NWC) were presented by the Chairman,National Steering Committee.
According to the list of the NWC members read by Prof. Gana, Chief Olu Falae remained the SDP National Chairman, while Dr. Junaid Mohammed is National Vice Chairman, North-west.
The party’s NWC also includes Dr Abdul Ahmed Isiaq, Deputy National Chairman; Shehu Musa Gabam, National Secretary; Sen. Ebezezer Ikeyina, National Vice Chairman, South-east; Barrister Supo Sonibare, National Vice Chairman, South-west; and Sen. E.B Henshaw, National Vice chairman, South-south.
Other NWC members are Barrister Joseph Abu, National Legal Adviser; Chief Nnamdi Clarkson, National Treasurer; Barrister Emeka Atuma, National Organising Secretary; Kehinde Ayoola, National Financial Secretary; Alh.Alfa Muhammed, Deputy National Publicity Secretary; Lady Maryam Batubu, Women Leader, and Comrade Stanley Nwaka; Youth Leader.
Mr Adakole Ijogi and Mr Akinbode Oluyemi are to serve in Communication Strategy Committee.
Speaking at the psentation ceremony, the SDP National Chairman, Chief Olu Falea, emphasized on the party’s readiness to fill the leadership vacuum and provide a serious government whose priority was the welfare of the people since Nigeria was in dire need of a political platform that would take her to the promised land.
“We are in dialogue with many of them and the dialogue is positive. You will hear more news. SDP is a very ambitious party. If all Nigerians decide to join SDP, I will welcome them all,”said Falea.
On why he left the PDP, Prof. Gana said, “when men and women of principles see good ideas, majority will flock into the movement. You can see with me Prof. Alkali, Prof. Tunde Adeniran. This will be an attraction. Many people are also contacting us.”
The chairman of the SDP National Steering Committee,declares the party’s manifestoe to be launched soon deals with social justice and equity while the National convention comes up before the end of April 2018