PDP crisis: Governors’ meeting ends in deadlock after hours

Prince Uche Secondus

A meeting of Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ended in a deadlock on Monday.

After hours of discussion, they agreed to reconvene with party stakeholders today (Tuesday).

Speaking to repprters after the meeting, the Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, said they are working on efforts to resolve the crisis within the PDP.

“We discussed extensively on matters of the moment concerning our party and we have collectively resolved to continue to work together in unity.

“This meeting will continue tomorrow with other stakeholders. Very soon Nigerians, and indeed, all of you will hear our solution, but we are working towards resolving all issues, as a family.

“By the grace of God, we are going to achieve that,” Tambuwal, who is also the chairman of the PDP governors’ forum, said.

The opposition party is embroiled in a leadership crisis, which has led to some stakeholders leaving.

The national officers claimed there is a lack of financial transparency in the PDP’s leadership.

Also, some national working committee (NWC) members threatened to resign if the leadership crisis is not resolved soon.

This comes as the PDP National Leader, Prince Uche Secondus, insisted he will not resign from his positon as demanded by the party’s caucus in the House of Representatives.

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Lagos Assembly approves takeover of Lekki Concession Company

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos House of Assembly on Monday, granted approval to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s request for the state to assume full ownership of Lekki Concession Company Ltd, which is a privately owned company.

The House made the resolution sequel to the presentation of the Committee on Finance report during plenary session on Monday.

The request came from the Executive on June 21 “and was committed to the Committee on Finance to further look into it and report its findings to the House."

The committee’s Chairman, Mr Rotimi Olowo (Somolu I), in his presentation, said the state would become the subsisting shareholder of LCC with 75 per cent shareholding and the Office of Public Private Partnerships shareholding of 25 per cent.

Olowo further...

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