PDP rescue mission, a group composed majorly of former ministers who served under past PDP administration, maintains that the newly selected chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, and the National Working Committee (NWC) will vacate office when their tenure ends on March 28, 2016.
It would be recalled that ever since the emergence of Sheriff as chairman of the PDP, the PDP rescue mission has severally called for his removal, saying that it was unjust for Sheriff, who recently decamped to the party from the ruling All Progressive Congress, to be chairman of the party.
The group has also hammered on the alleged sponsorship of terror group, Boko Haram, by Sheriff.
In a statement issued by the chairman of the group, Amb. Wilberforce Juta, the rescuers called on the NWC to begin the process of organizing a National Convention and party congresses, saying that they will not give up until sanity is restored to the former ruling party.
The statement reads that: “Although a joint meeting of representatives of the Board of Trustees, the National Working Committee, the National Assembly Caucus and the PDP Governors’ Forum had offered a compromise to the current crisis, we affirm that no authority has the power under the PDP Constitution to extend the tenure of any official or organ of the party. The tenure of the current National Executive Committee, NWC, will expire on 28th March 2016. We expect all leaders and organ to abide by that.”
“Congresses and the National Convention to elect new party leaders at all levels can be conducted in the month of March, 2016. Friday 26th February, 2016 marks the third day in line with the seven days ultimatum handed down by the National Caucus to the NWC to produce a programme leading to the party Congresses and the National Convention.”