After weeks of splitting hairs in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by gladiators and loyalists of two camps – Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike’s – the major opposition party, yesterday, ended its 97th National Executive Committee (NEC) in Abuja, with a successful troubleshooting exercise.?
?Party stakeholders arose from the make-or-mar meeting with some far-reaching decisions aimed at dousing the tension that had gripped the party since it concluded its convention in May.?
First, the NEC passed a vote of confidence on its national chairman that had been in the eye of the storm, Iyorchia Ayu, and the National Working Committee (NWC), putting the clamor for Ayu’s resignation by some aggrieved party members.?
Second, the chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Jibrin Walid, resigned at an earlier meeting of the board, to pave the way for the emergence of the BoT secretary, Senator Adolphus Wabara, to become the acting chairman.?
Third, Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, emerged as the new chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum minutes after the former chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State resigned from the position.?