PDM Wants Politicians To Deepen Democracy


Politicians in the country have been urged to use their divergent views and strategies to work effectively at helping to enhance democratic tenets in the country.

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), a political pressure group in the country, which made the call in a communiqué issued after its meeting last week said the greater Nigerians are clamouring for change due to bad leadership.

The group which has been working since last year to reposition itself and maintain its leading role in the political development of the country also resolved to open political discussions with organisations of like minds with a view to finding common grounds on issues of principle, policy and strategy in order to move the Nigerian project to greater height.

These discussions the communiqué noted, would be open, transparent and in the interest of the peace, unity, stability economic progress of the country.

The communiqué also announced a new National Management Committee which was elected and inaugurated to replace the existing National Steering Committee.

Apart from the election of a new National Management Committee, the Peoples Democratic Movement formed two new organs National Elders Committee and National Caucus to assist the National Management Committee (NMC) move the group forward for the political development and stability of the country.

The communiqué announced the appointment and inauguration of state coordinators youths and women leaders in the 36 states of the federation and FCT.

It also approved new zones, state senatorial and local government areas management structure across the country.

The Tide  learnt that the new officers of the group are Senators. Abubakar Malidi national chairman, Chief Bode Ajewole Deputy national chairman, Chief Duben Onuya national secretary and Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim director of research and planning.

Tonye Princewill Director of organisation, Dame Titi Ajariaku, director of women affairs. Others are Alhaji Murtala Shehu Yar’Adua director of youth affairs, and Abdullahi Shuabu Yeman, director of finance.