60 PDP Reps demand Party Chairman’s resignation


Sixty members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, are demanding the resignation of the party’s acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum.

The lawmakers led by member representing Ideato North/Ideato South Federal Constituency, Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere,made the demand on Monday.

They accused Damagum of taking side with FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, in the former Rivers governor’s fight with his successor, Siminalayi Fubara, and also of anti-party activities.

“Have Nigerians wondered why Damagun kept quiet while 27 members of Rivers State House of Assembly elected on the platform of PDP left the party? He kept quiet while they were threatening to impeach a governor in his party. Nigerians will be shocked to hear that Damagun was consulted and is fully aware of the entire details of the plots to impeach the Rivers State Governor and he gave his approval to the plot, yet he refers to himself as a chairman of a party. The shamelessness in this entire episode is limitless.

“If Rabiu Kwankwaso could leave the PDP and build a party and win Kano State with several federal and state lawmakers and Peter Obi also left the PDP to grow the Labour Party to win Abia State as well as several federal and state lawmakers, then Damagun and his allies could as well leave the PDP and go ahead to support the APC since their spirit is already out of the PDP,” Ugochinyere said.

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