The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is taking a dramatic twist with the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) demanding an apology from the aggrieved workers for public embarrassment to the party.
This is as the party on Wednesday, began payment of the promised Sallah bonus to the workers.
The apology letter, according to a source who pleaded anonymity, should be copied to Chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT), the National Executive Committee (NEC) and Chairman PDP Governors’ Forum, before they could listen to them.
“The NWC is sad that we have caused the party a lot of embarrassment; they complained that we ought to have channelled our grievances through the Director of Administration, who in turn will pass it to the National Secretary to NWC, without a recourse to the public,” the source said.
The workers who addressed the press last Friday, also petitioned the BoT Chairman, NEC and the PDP Governors’ Forum.
The NWC members who met Tuesday at Legacy House, said there will be no going back on the circular issued last week unless the workers show remorse for their action.
The decision was conveyed to the workers forum at a meeting held Wednesday at the party’s secretariat, before the commencement of Sallah bonus payment.
“Director of Administration, Bawa Gurama counselled that we should sheath the sword and comply with the NWC directives and await further action from the NWC.
“We are not to be blamed for making the issue a public discourse; it was the memo which the NWC leaked to the public through the National Secretary that led to our reaction.
“We will apologize, but we stand by the content of the reply to the National Secretary,” he added.