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PDP Inaugurates 53-member Stakeholders Conference Committee

Posted: Nov 6, 2015 at 6:37 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Friday, made good its resolve to rebrand and regain it’s lost glory as it inaugurated a 53-member committee to organise a stakeholders conference.
The conference was initially planned by concerned stakeholders in the party but was stopped then by the party National Working Committee (NWC) on the premise that a larger number of stakeholders within its fold needed to be carried along in the scheme of things.
The NWC had earlier put together a fact finding committee headed by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to look into the causes of the party’s failure to retain power in the last election.
Ekweremadu’s committee had submitted its report with far reaching proposals made to the party.
The report of the committee had also been tabled before the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party which had ratified the proposals made by the Ekweremadu committee.
Having received and accepted the report of the Ekweremadu led committee, the party noted on Thursday that the time for the stakeholders’ conference is now, with the conference now slated for next Thursday.
Speaking during  inauguration of the committee at the national headquarters of the party, the Acting National Chairman, Chief Uche Secondus, said that the move has become necessary as  the events of the last six months of the APC administration indicate a palpable fear that the gains of democracy achieved by his party are seriously under threat.
“This national conference is meant to fashion out strategy that would help PDP sustain democratic ideals while in opposition, hence the choice of the conference theme, ‘PDP and the sustenance of democratic ideals in Nigeria’.”
Secondus who explained that the idea behind the national conference was driven from the constitution, noted that the objectives is to use it for reconciliation, mobilisation and as a means of educating critical stakeholders of the party on the reform programmes being pursued by the national leadership.
According to him, PDP is determined to put forward it’s best in an effort to ensure that the gains of democracy is sustained.
“The conference can be used to re-engineer the ideals, core- values and principles of the PDP as bequeathed to us by our founding fathers,” he said.
The organizing  committee led by Chief Raymond Dokpesi also has as members, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, Muktar Shagari, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, Senators  Ben Obi, Joy Emordi, Musiliu Obanikoro.
In his acceptance speech, Dokpesi said that members are irrevocably committed to  ensuring that the desire of the party sustain the noble ideals of democracy in the country was achieved through the conference.