Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Leadership Crisis Rock Benue PDP As Faction Inaugurates New Executive

The leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the National level have started manifesting in Benue state where a parallel State Executive Committee of the party was on Tuesday inaugurated.

Factional National Chairman of the party Senator Ali Modu Sherif was represented at the occasion which was held at the Makurdi residence of former Military Governor of Katsina State Senator Joseph Akaagerger by the Chairman of PDP Elders Forum in the state Chief Abu King Shuluwa.

King Shuluwa told party faithful that the inauguration of the new state Exco followed the conduct of primaries by the faction beginning from the ward and local government levels saying the Congresses it conducted were in line with the lay down procedure of electing party officials as enshrine in the party’s constitution.

Those inaugurated were; Hon Dan Ale, State Chairman, Andrew Pila,. Deputy Chairman, Orlalu Sambe, Vice Chairman, Paul Obaike, Vice Chairman, Orshio Kumeh State Secretary , Marce Banka, Ass State Sec and Yusuf Mudi as State Treasurer.

Others were; Owicho Mike Sunday, State Ass Treasurer, Augustine Ogbu Fin Sec, Pius Nyager PRO 1, Francis Onuh, PRO 2, Joshua Mbakuuv Auditor, Akaa lim, State Youth Leader, Susan Emaikwu, State Woman Leader, Bar Edward Ikyoive, Ass Org Sec, Inalegwu Jacobs, Ass Org Sec, Ogbaji Aduma Ass Org Sec, Bem Nyitor Ass Org Sec, while Douglas Okpenge and Ode Onum are Ex Officios 1 and 2 respectively.

In his inaugural speech, the new State Chairman of the party, Hon Dan Ale, thanked members for the opportunity given them and promised the reconciliation of aggrieved members as well as work for the growth of the party. Also present was the Deputy National Woman Leader Mrs. Hannatu Ullam.

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