Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee Takes Over at PDP

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By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

After two weeks of consultations and moves to placate aggrieved parties, the National Caretaker Committee set up to administer the affairs of the crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finally took over the operations of the party on Tuesday.

Speaking while handing over the reins of office to the head of the caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on behalf of the desolved National Working Committee, the former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, advised the new leadership to take the party to the grassroots.
He pledged the support of the former National Working Committee (NWC) members’  to the caretaker committee to move the party forward.
Secondus who spoke at the party’s national secreriat in Abuja said that party leaders should not just sit in Abuja and continue to claim to be leading the millions of party
members across the country.
“Our leaders must go back to the grassroots. It is no enough t be in Abuja and say I am former this, former that. Or say I am strong here or there.
“We must go to the grassroots beuse we no longer have government, security agencie, money.
“What matter most is the grassroots, the popularity of your persons at the grassroots. Don’t wait for another person to deliver for you and for you to earn the glory in Abuja,” Secondus said.
Secondus also wants members of the party to buckle up and reposition the party to be strong to take over power and provide leadership for the country by 2019.
“This party is strong and capable of resolving their problems. This party is not divided. This party will move forward. This party is ready to capture power in 2019,” he said.
“On behalf of the former national working committee, we are hereto formally handover to the national caretaker committee who will midwife the national convention,” Secondus said.