Sheriff, Makarfi Sent Out Of PDP BoT Meeting

The former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff and the chairman of the Caretaker committee of the Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi were excused out of a meeting of the board of trustees of the party which is on going in Abuja.

Senator Sheriff walked into the Transcorp Hilton venue of the meeting at about 11:10 am and was followed five minutes later by senator Makarfi who also walked in to the meeting.

The duo sat at the high table alongside the chairman of the Board, Senator Jibril Wali and the secretary, Chief Ojo Maduekwe. Few minutes later, the chairman of the board announced that the board had a very important decision to take before the commencement of the meeting.

At this point, he asked journalists covering the opening ceremony to leave the hall and less than five minutes later, senators Sheriff and Makarfi walked out of the meeting hall. A member of the board who does not want to be named told vanguard that the two were asked to leave the hall because it would be inappropriate for them to be in attendance at a meeting that was going to discuss their matter.

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PDP Holds Crucial BoT Meeting Today

A meeting of the Board of Trustees, (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) will hold today in Abuja.

It was gathered that on the agenda is the con­troversial amendment of the party’s constitution, ahead of its national con­vention in Port Harcourt on May 21.

The proposed amend­ment has polarized BoT members as it mandates the chairman to endorse a meeting of the statutory organ of the party before it could be convened.

The proposed amend­ment says that: “The BoT shall meet at the instance of the chairman, in con­sultation with the national chairman of the party or, at the request of half of the members of the board or following a resolution of the Board or the NEC re­quest for such a meeting.

The subsisting consti­tution of the party only states that “the board of trustees shall meet at the instance of the chairman or at the request of half of the members of the board or following a reso­lution of the board or the NEC requesting for such a meeting.”

Certain members of the BoT and NEC of the party led by former Information Minister, Professor Jerry Gana, had, last Wednes­day, cautioned against the amendment.

Operating under the group, PDP Elders Forum, they noted that the pro­posed amendment would be rejected except it was subjected to proper con­sultations and scrutiny of its statutory organs.

There are, however, strong indications that National Chairman, Sena­tor Ali Modu Sheriff may be encouraged to proceed with the amendment and his plan for the convention as he reportedly enjoys support of some members of the BoT.

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Dickson, Alamieyeseigha Ordered Out Of PDP BoT Meeting Held In Otuoke With Jonathan

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) o Sunday held an emergency meeting at the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State,  it wades into the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party.

At the meeting, both the state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, and former governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, were ordered out of the venue by the party leadership.

At the meeting which looked into the recommendations of the National Peace Committee for the state, the acting Chairman of the party’s BoT, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed, called on all feuding members and stakeholders of the party in the state to close ranks, while also upturning the decision of the state chapter of the party to expel some prominent members from the party.

President Jonathan was said to been scandalised by the action of the party at the state level, adding that the party cannot afford a major crisis less than five months to the governorship election.

At the meeting which was held at the Jonathan country home amid tight security, some uninvited prominent persons, including those who had already defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), were walked out of the venue. Reports gathered that attendance was based strictly on membership of the board and on invitation.

Those in attendance at the meeting included the BoT acting Chairman, Bello; the Secetary of the BoT, Senator Walid Jibril; the former Governor of Ebonyi State, Senator Sam Egwu; Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh and Senator Stella Omu.
While some loyalists of the expelled party leaders, including the embattled Chairman of the PDP in the state, Col. Sam Inokoba, claimed that the Chairman of the state reconciliation committee and first governor of the state, Alameiyeiseigha and other party members were barred from attending the meeting due to non-membership of the party BoT.

However, Inokoba and Senator Emmanuel Paulker were allowed into the meeting.

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