The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it will take over the national leadership of the party and swiftly roll out policies and programmes aimed electing credible officers to reposition the party.
Addressing a press conference last night in Abuja, the BoT secretary, Ambassador Ojo Madueke, said the board could not fold its arms and watch the party go into extinction, adding that the BoT was consulting with the PDP governors and the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee to save the party from “imminent collapse.”
The BoT said the party lost valuable time since its defeat at the 2015 general elections because of “impunity” pointing out that the party needed to learn from its past mistakes in order for it to regain power at the centre in 2019.
He said the ruling party was in need of a very strong opposition that would keep it in check, adding that if there are two conflicting judgements, the BoT must wade in.
“We wish to appeal to our members who as a matter of ensuring their morale and political health of the party will be in receipt of announcements by the BoT of programmes and policies that will see to the election of credible officers and reposition the party to meet the yearnings of millions of Nigerians,” he said.
However, Madueke did not explain how the BoT will take over from Sheriff and under which section of the PDP constitution it will derive its powers.