- July 1, 2021
LG Chairmen: PDP disowns illegal inauguration in Niger
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, through its National Vice Chairman, North Central, Mr. Theophilus Shan disowned the inaugurated local government area chairmen in Niger State on the claim that the inauguration was not authorised by the party’s National Working Committee, NWC.
In a statement issued recently in Abuja, the PDP argued that inauguration was not authorised by its National Working Committee (NWC), saying, “PDP alerts members and the general public that it did not authorise the inauguration of some unidentifiable persons as local government area chairmen in its Niger state chapter. The PDP condemns this action in the strongest terms possible and it is considered an abuse of privilege which cannot be condoned under any guise whatsoever.
“It came to the party as a shock that some leaders, operating without the mandate of the party, conducted the said illegal inauguration at the PDP Secretariat in Minna, the Niger State capital”.
The party, while saying that NWC had statutory powers to direct any of its organs to undertake such functions, said that the Niger State Caretaker Committee, acting on the directive of the NWC, would not tolerate the activities of such individuals who had no
legal powers to preside over the affairs of the party in the state.
“Furthermore, such persons (the purportedly illegal personalities who were inaugurated) are advised, in their own interest, not to parade themselves as officials of our party, as such would attract unpleasant consequences. We urge the members of our PDP in Niger State to remain steadfast and await further directives from the National Working Committee”, the party said.