PDP holds NEC, BoT meetings April 18, appoints caretaker committees for 19 states, FCT

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The national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has scheduled the 98th national executive committee meeting of the Party for April 18, 2024.

Spokesman for the party, Mr Debo Ologunagba disclosed this in a statement at the weekend.

He also disclosed that the NEC meeting would take place after the meeting of the board of trustees (BoT) on the same date.

Besides, he said the national caucus of “our Party has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2024.”

“The NWC urges all members of NEC, BoT and the National Caucus to please take note of the scheduled dates accordingly.”

Ologunagba also stated that the party had dissolved the state executive committees of 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

In their place, the party appointed caretaker committees to run their affairs at the ward, local government and state levels in the affected states.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pursuant to the provisions of Section 29 (2) (b) of the Constitution of our Party on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), approved the appointment of the Executives whose tenures have expired in some State, Local Government and Ward chapters to serve as Caretaker Committees in the affected States, LGAs and Wards respectively.

“The Caretaker Committees have been mandated to run the affairs of our Party at their appropriate levels for a period of 3 (three) months as follows:

Abia – LGA, with effect from March 22, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 15, 2024;

Akwa Ibom – LGA: with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024; Bauchi – LGA, with effect from March 22, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 14, 2024, and Bayelsa – State, with effect from March 23, 2024; LGA: With effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024.

Others are Benue – LGA, with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024; Cross River – LGA, with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024; Delta – LGA, with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024; Ekiti – Ward, with effect from March 7, 2024; Enugu – LGA, with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 14, 2024; Gombe – State, with effect from March 23, 2024; LGA: With effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 14, 2024, and IMO – LGA, with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 14, 2024.

The rest are Jigawa – Ward, with effect from March 16, 2024; Kaduna – Ward, with effect from March 14, 2024; Niger – Ward, with effect from March 7, 2024; Ondo – LGA, with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024;

Plateau – LGA, with effect from March 23, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024; Rivers – State, with effect from March 21, 2024; LGA: With effect from March 18, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 14, 2024; Sokoto – Ward, with effect from March 16, 2024; Taraba – Ward, with effect from March 14, 2024, and the

FCT – LGA, with effect from March 21, 2024; Ward: With effect from March 7, 2024.

The NWC stated that in situations where vacancies occurred in the respective executives due to death, defection, and/or resignation, no replacement should be effected for such vacancies in the caretaker committees.

The national leadership charged all leaders, critical stakeholders, and members of the PDP to continue to work together to ensure the stability, growth, and success of the party in their respective states, local government areas, and wards.