A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has queried the party’s Acting Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Adolphus Wabara, over the resolution of the reconciliation committee.
George, during an appearance on Channels Television’s Programme, Sunday Politics, said the resolution submitted by Wabara is different from the comments from some BoT members.
Naija News recalls that the Wabara-led PDP BoT, in its report submitted to the party, recommended that the National Chairman, Iyorhcia Ayu, should resign after the 2023 general elections and asked him to assure members that he will step down after the polls.
According to George, some of the members may not be on the same page with Wabara regarding the resignation of Ayu after next year’s general elections, adding that the PDP chairman should not be a judge in his own case.
The PDP chieftain also queried why he was not invited to various BoT meetings, stating that he is a life member of the organ of the party.
George, however, said the crisis rocking the PDP is sending the wrong messages to Nigeria that the opposing party is not serious ahead of the forthcoming polls.
He said: “The board of trustees met, and we are told by one group that what they recommended was not what the acting board of trustees chairman said on the day they are presenting the report. So what is going on? For example, I wasn’t invited to the meeting. I am a life member of the board of trustees. We were not there.
“And the shocking part of it, when I saw it on television, I saw that Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the party, who was the centre of the issue was sitting as a judge in his own case. Does that make any judicial sense? You are discussing him, he is sitting as if he was the one moderating. That is not the way things are done. I don’t know what is the factual analysis. All we were told was that Ayu made a promise and he must honour his promise.
“On that day we were told again that was not what was said. What was said was that Ayu should make a promise that when the elections are over, he will leave, that he will make that promise. My goodness, time is of the essence. Nobody is going to wait for us.”