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Efforts to Revive PDP Gain Momentum as Stakeholders Meet

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Efforts to Revive PDP Gain Momentum as Stakeholders Meet
The crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the loss of the 2023 presidential election might soon come to an end. Efforts to revive the party are gaining momentum as key stakeholders, including presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and seven PDP governors, meet to find a lasting solution. The meeting, held behind closed doors in Abuja, aims to chart a way forward for the opposition party and address critical challenges it faces. Concerns about the polarized National Working Committee (NWC) and the leadership vacuum have prompted calls for a substantive National Chairman to salvage the party.

ABUJA - The crisis bedeviling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after losing the 2023 presidential election may end soon if efforts to revive the party by stakeholders yield the desire result in the coming days.

The party, which has been embroiled in internal crisis, had in June and a few weeks ago held meetings in the effort to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the party.

While the meeting held in June at the party's national secretariat under the Acting Chairman, Amb. Umar Damagum, to find a lasting solution failed, the one held by the PDP Governors' Forum in July was not better, because it has had no positive impact on the party.

The PDP, at the moment, is a shadow of its former self, having moved from being a boisterous ruling party to a feeble opposition party.

The meeting held at the weekend by the party stakeholders, including the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; the suspended National Chairman of the party, Iyorcha Ayu; political heavyweight, Tom Ikimi, and seven PDP governors may not be unconnected to the crisis rocking the party.

It was learnt that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party is polarized; this, according to a source, is why the party has not been well-coordinated.

According to the source, some concerned members of the party are already making efforts to produce a substantive National Chairman from the North Central.

The source added that capable hands, like the former presidents of the Senate, David Mark, and Abubakar Saraki, who have the wherewithal to command respect in the country are the people they are looking at to salvage the party before it collapses under the Damagum-led NWC.

The weekend meeting, which was held behind closed doors in the Abuja home of Tom Ikimi, it was gathered, was to chart a way forward for the opposition party.

It is believed that it will also deliberate on the issue of former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, who has been nominated by President Bola Tinubu for ministerial position.

It was gathered that an expanded meeting will be held on Saturday to look into other critical challenges confronting the party.

The meeting was attended by governors from Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri; Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed; Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori; Edo State, Godwin Obaseki; Osun State, Ademola Adeleke; Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, and Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal.

Also present were former governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa; former governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, amongst others.

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