In accordance with the provisions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Constitution, as amended in 2017, the National Working Committee (NWC) has authorized the formation of the Edo State Ward Caretaker Committees. These committees are designated to operate for a duration of 30 days, commencing from today, February 1, 2024.
According to a concise statement by PDP spokesperson Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the decision of the NWC is based on the conclusion of the tenure of the Edo State Ward Executive Committees today.
As a result, the NWC has sanctioned the appointment of the outgoing Edo State Ward Executive Committees to operate as Ward Caretaker Committees for a 30-day period to prevent any vacuum in this crucial organ of the Party in Edo State.
The NWC urges all Party leaders, essential stakeholders, and PDP members in Edo State to adhere to this directive and continue collaborating in the overall interest of the Party in the State.
Meanwhile, the PDP extends congratulations to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State on the Supreme Court’s verdict, further affirming his victory in the March 18, 2023, Governorship election in the State.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the party acknowledges that the Supreme Court’s judgment, as the highest and ultimate court in the country, serves as an unequivocal endorsement of the people’s expressed will. It underscores the resilience of the electorate against various attempts by undemocratic and anti-people forces to undermine the electoral process and unlawfully seize control of the State.
“The spur-of-the-moment celebration across Adamawa State and other States of the federation at the news of the Supreme Court Judgment clearly shows that the verdict is in line with the expectation of Nigerians and particularly the people of Adamawa State in their quest to sustain transparent, development-driven and people-oriented leadership as epitomized in Governor Fintiri and the PDP.
“The PDP is delighted by Governor Fintiri’s unprecedented life-changing legacy achievements in citizen empowerment, human capital and infrastructural development projects which have turned the State around as a development hub and for which he was overwhelmingly re-elected by the people of Adamawa State.
“The PDP restates its demand for the prosecution of the suspended Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mallam Hudu Yunusa Ari, over his alleged complicity in the plot to forcefully manipulate the outcome of the March 18, 2023 Governorship election in the State against the Will of the people.
“Our Party appreciates and salutes the people of Adamawa State for their courage and resilience in standing with Governor Fintiri and the PDP in defending their mandate to the end,” PDP’s statement partly read.
The PDP urges Governor Fintiri to persist in providing effective governance in the State, aligning with the policy direction, vision, and manifesto of the PDP.