PDP BoT Split Over Support For Presidential Aspirants
All may not be well among the members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over their support for the party’s presidential aspirants.
Chairman of the board, Senator Walid Jibrin, had, at the board’s meeting last week, directed members to be neutral and not declare any private or public support for any of the party’s 13 aspirants.
He said the BoT members would be the ones to adjudicate on matters brought before the board by any of the aspirants in case there were any grievances before or after the presidential primary slated for October 5 and 6 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
However, at the inauguration of one of the presidential aspirants, who is also a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, in Abuja, on Thursday, three members of the BoT were in attendance.
They were John Nwodo, Vincent Ogbulafor, a former National Chairman of the party, and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs Chief Tom Ikimi.
Jibrin had said, “Some of us went and pitched camp with aspirants, taking them all over the place. This time, we will not allow that to happen.
“Anyone of us who move about with any aspirant should resign from the BoT. We are the one that will settle the complaints.
“But if we are involved, it will not be fair. So, we have told the members not to campaign with the aspirants; we are also the delegates.”
It was gathered that the board discussed the matter at its meeting before having discussions with the aspirants in Abuja on Thursday night.
“We will address it on Friday when I will be briefing you on the outcome of our meeting with the aspirants,” he told Punch.