Muazu’s medical trip abroad aborts PDP NEC’s emergency meeting
The medical trip overseas by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Ahmed Adamu Muazu, may have frustrated moves by governors to convene an emergency meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to resolve its crisis.
Muazu confirmed yesterday that he had properly briefed key leaders of the party about his medical trip even as he pleaded for ceasefire and peace from all stakeholders in the crisis that had engulfed the party since it lost the Presidential election in March.
As the crisis thickened, some governors were said to be mobilising PDP stakeholders across the country for an emergency NEC meeting to take decision on the pressure being mounted on the Muazu-les National Working Committee to resign.
The constitution of the PDP vested the power to convene the NEC meeting on the National Chairman.
Section 35 (1) (a—c) of the PDP 2012 Constitution, (as amended) reads: “There shall be a National Chairman who shall be the Chief Executive of the Party, and his functions shall be to:
(a) Summon and preside over the meetings of the National Convention, the National Executive Committee, the National Caucus and the National Working Committee of the Party;
“(b) Provide firm and effective leadership and direct the activities of the Party under the overall supervision of the National Executive Committee.”
Muazu, in two separate statements issued Tuesday also promised to intensify his efforts to return the party to the path of peace and stability upon return from his medical trip.
His first statement, which came through his press secretary, Tony Amadi, reads: “The National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu is currently undergoing medical attention abroad and will return to the country as soon as his doctors are satisfied with his medical condition. He left the country last week and hopes to be back soon.
The leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tony Anenih and Senate President Senator David Mark and members of the National Working Committee of the party are all aware of the Chairman’s medical trip abroad.
Dr. Mu’azu appealed to party faithful to be patient as the travails facing the party will soon wither away and the party will be a united opposition to the incoming All Progressive Congress for the overall good of Nigerians.”