The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state, has disclosed that it will commence her State wide elective congress on Saturday, 14th March 2020, with congress holding in various wards in the state to elect new party leaders.
The Abia State Chairman of PDP, Chief Johnson Onuigbo made this known while briefing journalists after a joint meeting with the PDP executive, state congress committee and LGA party chairmen at the PDP Secretariat in Umuahia, yesterday.
Onuigbo also disclosed that congresses for local government areas and state executive would hold on 28th March and 11th April respectively.
He said the party leadership would respect and uphold zoning arrangements, assuring that no member of Abia PDP would be shortchanged in the upcoming congresses.
The PDP chairman further assured that the congress would be orderly and peaceful as the party is known for peace.
“In line with the PDP tradition, the party knows how to harmonize and protect various interests in order not to shortchange anyone at the end,”Onuigbo added.
He emphasized that in line with the affirmative action and being a gender sensitive Party, the PDP has increased the number of women in the executive to 35 percent from the ward to the national level and concession would be given to them too.
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A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has urged federal government to relax the lockdown it imposed on Lagos State as a result of COVID- 19 pandemic.
George, who made the call in a statement in Lagos, yesterday said the lockdown imposed since March 29 was adversely affecting livelihoods and bringing up security challenges.
He said though government intended to curb the spread of the virus with the lockdown, the directive had left many Nigerians hungry at home without palliatives.
The PDP chieftain noted that there must be a balance between curbing the spread of the virus and protecting livelihoods and asked the government to relax the lockdown while putting safety measures in place.
“Everywhere in Lagos is now locked down. The markets, banking halls, the local grocery shops, the supermarkets, the transportation services are all halted, frozen by the federal government directives since March 29.
“On the surface level, the federal government’s position is to ensure safety, prevent communal spread of the virus and banish this scourge from our shores.
“Lagosians have been staying at home for about a month now. In a largely informal economy where most of our people depend on daily wages, the burden of lack of income is devastating.
“There is a natural growing anger in Lagos as the most vulnerable are ravaged with hunger,” George said.
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