Moro tackles PDP Reps over call for Acting National Chairman’s resignation

Senate Minority Leader, Abba Moro has faulted a group of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers in the House of Representatives for calling for the resignation of the party’s Acting National Chairman, Umar Iliya Damagun.

Moro, who represents Benue South Senatorial district, described the call as ill-timed and inappropriate, advising party members to sheathe their swords.

He was reacting to the call for Damagum’s resignation by a group led by member representing Ideato Federal Constituency in Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere.

The group had accused the Acting National Chairman of working for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Moro, however, noted that the call was Ugochinyere’s personal opinion as it does not reflect the opinion of PDP federal lawmakers, especially PDP Senators.

“The call coming few days to the long-awaited and most anticipated NEC meeting of the party was a needless ruffling of feathers.

“There was no basis for anyone to suggest that the seat be thrown open or zoned to any other region apart from North Central.

“PDP has a Constitution, the ground norm of its existence, which provides for two Deputy Chairmen.

“It said where there’s vacancy, the deputy chairman of the zone where the embattled National Chairman comes from will act,” he said.


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