Posted By: Yusuf Alli
• Jonathan, BOT under pressure to move against Secundus, Oladipo, Metuh, others
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders, embarrassed by the litany of corruption charges against members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), have commenced consultations on moving against the officials.
Workers at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, had accused members of the NWC of massive corruption including alleged sharing of about N12billion realized from the sale of forms for the March general electionS.
They also alleged that N1billion changed hands during the recent congress of the party in Kogi State.
The allegations came on the heels of the planned reduction in the staff strength at the secretariat by 50 per cent and salary cut by the same ration.
For a party still reeling from the effects of its loss of power in the March and April elections, the workers’ allegations have not gone down well with party leaders including former President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the Board of Trustees (BoT).
Party sources informed The Nation last night in Abuja that the workers had forwarded their grievances to Dr. Jonathan and other stakeholders.
It was gathered that the stakeholders have already launched into consultations to save the party from further embarrassment.
Sources said the stakeholders were being pressurized to prevail on the National Executive Committee (NEC) to dissolve the NWC forthwith on account of the allegations.
A top source in the party said: “The workers have taken their protest to Jonathan, who is the leader of the party and the BOT. They are mounting pressure for the sack of the NWC by NEC.
“They said with the present NWC in charge, the PDP will die. Some BOT members have started consultations on the way out of the challenge at hand.
“I think we may end up convening an emergency meeting of NEC in order to save the party this unnecessary embarrassment.”
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