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Damagum’s authoritarianism will destroy PDP -Stakeholders cry out

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Damagum has never been forthright as acting National Chairman of PDP

By Anthony Maliki, Abuja

Stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused the acting National Chairman, Alhaji Umar Damagum of authoritarianism and insensitivity in running the affairs of the party which will ultimately, if not swiftly resisted, destroy the party.

This is coming on the backdrop of the timetable recently released ahead of the party’s State Congresses.

The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting originally billed for Thursday, 15th of August, 2024 has now been moved to Thursday 26th September, 2024 for inadmissible reasons.

The Coalition of Democracy Watch explained that the shift in the NEC meeting date by Damagum is to further perpetrate his illegality and illegitimacy by staying beyond the 15 August, 2024, when he was supposed to have vacated the seat as acting National Chairman of the Party, PDP.

The Coalition made its stand known in a statement to Apex News Exclusive by its Public Relations Officer, Comrade Joseph Egodo.

The PDP Critical stakeholders are scheduled to select a suitable candidate of North Central Geo-Political extraction in August 2024 as the new substantive National Chairman of PDP, a position vacated by Dr. Iyorchia Ayu in March 2024 and such new candidate will complete Senator Ayu’s tenure upto December 2025.

However, Damagum through some proxies, obtained a court injunction for him to continue in power as an acting National Chairman till December 2025 while still occupying another substantive position as the Deputy National Chairman, North.

This Authoritarian and Totalitarian posture of Damagum if not checked quickly, will cause irreparable damages to the party.

The Coalition queried the lukewarm attitude on this serious matter by the PDP Board of Trustees following these unfortunate developments within the party.

It pointed out that just when the PDP ought to have forged a formidable front, Damagum is allowed to continuously derail the party.

Also, the Concerned Stakeholders in the PDP in a statement on Thursday 13th of June 2024, challenged the PDP Governors Forum (PDPGF) for not taking any decisive action against the excesses and total disregard of the party’s decisions and Constitution by the acting National Chairman, Damagum.

It called on the Governors Forum led by the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, to come to the rescue of the party before Damagum will lead it to total collapse and destruction.

The Stakeholders also condemned the situation whereby Damagum continues to shift the goal post to suit his purpose without being challenged. Damagum must not be allowed to kill the PDP, enough is enough!

Besides, it called on true democrats in the party to arise and rescue it from imposters and power hijackers like Damagum otherwise Nigerians will continue to suffer under the Policy Excesses of the APC, whose unseen hands are dangerously at work to sink the ship of the PDP, may God forbid.

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