PDP Lawmakers Threaten to Quit Party over Alleged Doctored Caretaker Lists

•Demand removal of Damagun

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

A group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to quit the party if the alleged  doctored list of local government caretaker committees of the party in Rivers and 10 other states allegedly skewed in favour of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was not nullified.

The lawmakers led by a member representing Ideato Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Imo Ugochinyere, under the aegis of Opposition lawmakers coalition disclosed while addressing a press conference in Abuja.

The lawmakers also demanded the resignation of the Acting Chairman of PDP, Umar Damagun, to pave the way for a North Central person to emerge as acting chairman of the party pending the conduct of convention as required by the party’s constitution.

Ugochinyere, who was flanked by other leading members of the G60 lawmakers noted that the members could not be in a political party, where the activities of such a party were determined by another political party.

The lawmakers accused Damagun of working for APC alleging that the list of Caretaker Committee members in Rivers State was doctored in favour of former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the members of the Rivers House of Assembly, who defected from PDP to APC with card-carrying members of APC emerging as would be officers of the PDP.

They further accused Damagun of approving the plot to impeach the Rivers State Governor, Similayan Fubara.

“Damagun is fully aware of the entire details of the plots to impeach the Rivers State governor and he gave his approval to the plot, yet he refers to himself as a Chairman of a party,” he said.

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