The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the appointment of a caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Zamfara state.
A statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary Thursday said the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party took the action in pursuant to Section 29(2)(b) of the PDP Constitution 2017 (as amended).
Members of the Caretaker are, Capt. Umar Bature (Chairman), Yusuf L. Dambazzau (Secretary), Farouk Shettima Rijiya, Alh. Barmo Abdullahi Kanoma, Alh. Muhammadu Dan Gwamna Gummi, Alh Usamatu Maharazu Marafa, Bala Mohammed Zurmi, Sani Ahmed Kaura, Medinah Shehu (Woman) and Abba Bello Oando (Youth).
The statement said the caretaker committee is to oversee the affairs of our party in Zamfara state for a period of not more than 90 days or until when a new state Exco is elected in line with the provisions of the PDP Constitution 2017 (as amended).
“All party leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming members and supporters of our party in Zamfara state are urged to remain united as we collectively reclaim our stolen governorship mandate and move Zamfara State forward,” it said.
Meanwhile, the PDP NWC has approved the timetable and schedule of activities for the year 2021 party congresses in nine states.
Congresses have been scheduled to be conducted in Lagos, Oyo, Adamawa, Kebbi, Borno, Kogi, Osun, Kwara and Ebonyi states respectively.
In the case of Lagos, Oyo, Adamawa, Kebbi, Borno, Kogi, Osun and Kwara states, the tenure of the Excos by Section 47(1) of the PDP Constitution (as amended) would be expiring, having been elected in 2017.
A statement also issued by the party spokesman Thursday said: “For clarity, in Kogi state congresses are to hold only in Wards and Local Governments, while in Osun, congresses are to hold in some respective wards only b
“However, in the case of Ebonyi, congress would be conducted to elect new EXCOs following the dissolution of the state structure due to political realignments occasioned by the defection of the state governors and others to another party.”
According to the timetable, the sale of nomination forms, including ad-hoc delegates forms has been scheduled for July 26 to August 27, 2021, while the last day for the submission of forms has been fixed for September 6, 2021. The sale of all forms are from the National Secretariat.
By the timetable, Ward Congresses to elect Ward Excos and three ad-hoc delegates have been scheduled for Saturday, September 25, Local Government Congresses to elect Local Government Excos and National Delegates have been fixed for Tuesday, October 5, 2021, while the State Congresses have been scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021.
The NWC urged all members of the party and teeming supporters across the country, particularly in the affected states, to be guided by the official timetable and schedule of events and disregard any other document reported to have been earlier circulated by unauthorized persons.
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