The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has appealed to its members and stakeholders to remain calm following the resignation of seven members of the party’s national officers.
On Tuesday, the officers resigned their positions as members of the National Executive Council.
The seven national officers are; the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi; Deputy National Legal Adviser, Ahmed Bello; Deputy National Women Leader, Umoru Hadizat; Deputy National Auditor, Divine Amina Arong; Deputy National Organising Secretary, Hassan Yakubu; and the Deputy National Financial Secretary, Irona Alphonsus.
Reacting in a statement issued by its chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, the PDP forum urged all aggrieved members to hold their peace for the party, as efforts were ongoing by members to intervene on the matter.
Tambuwal explained that the forum received with regrets and sadness the recent rumblings in the PDP.
The statement read, “The PDP Governors’ Forum has received with regrets and sadness the recent rumblings in the PDP. The Governors hereby call on all members of the party and indeed all stakeholders to remain calm in the face of the developments.
“We plead with all aggrieved persons and those with the interest of the PDP at heart to keep their gun powder dry, as efforts are being made in consultation with members of the PDP Board of Trustees and other stakeholders to resolve all contending issues.
“To this end, the PDP GOVERNORS’ FORUM has scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the affairs of the Party and the way forward.
“The PDP as the only remaining hope of the nation for good governance must show an example to Nigerians and also take advantage of the current disarray in the APC and its rudderless government.”