Chris Steven, Abuja
As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee (BoT) and National Executive Committee (NEC) meet on Monday, it was gathered that the tenure of its National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff and the planned congresses and national convention would top their agenda.
The highest organs of the party are expected to ratify and determine the tenure and exit date for Sheriff.
It would be recalled that the emergence of Sheriff witnessed so much controversies to the extent that the organs of the party had to hurriedly meet to address the issue, by given the new Chairman three months to conduct congress.
However, a prelude to the Monday’s meeting, “the National Caucus of the party on Sunday met at the Ondo state governor’s lodge for several hours in a bid to fine tune the agenda of NEC,” sources said.
According to section 30 (1) of the PDP constitution 2012 (as amended) states that membership of the national caucus shall consist of the national chairman, the president and vice president of the country, who are members of the party, leadership of the National Assembly, who are members of the party, deputy national chairman, PDP governors, and other chieftains of the party among others.
Though the journalists were not allowed access into the venue of the meeting yesterday at the Asokoro area of Abuja, the source added that “the caucus will brief the press at Wadata house, headquarters of the party tomorrow.”
But there were strong indications that the caucus may delve on how to schedule party congresses, national convention and ratify Modu-Sheriff’s tenure.
It was also not clear whether former PDP ministers, who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan have rescinded their decision on their call to Sheriff to quit at the end of this month.