Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday, released the schedule of events for the transition of its national working committee (NWC).
This was contained in a statement issued by the party’s Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.
Ologbondiyan said the the party would on December 8th, hold a valedictory service of the outgoing NWC, while the swearing-in of the newly elected NWC will hold on December 10.
Part of the statement reads, “Consequent upon the successful conduct of the October 30 and 31 2021 elective National Convention and in keeping with due process of internal democracy, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the schedule of events for smooth transition from the outgoing to incoming national officers of the party.”
Furthermore, the statement added, “Accordingly, the Valedictory Session of the outgoing National Working Committee (NWC) has been scheduled to hold on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the NEC Hall of the National Secretariat, Abuja at 11am.
“Correspondingly, the presentation of Certificate of Return and Swearing-In Ceremony of the newly elected national officers has been scheduled for Friday, December 10, 2021 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, by 9:30am.
“All party leaders, critical stakeholders and our teeming members nationwide should note this accordingly.”
At the end of the PDP national convention held in October, Iyorchia Ayu, a former senate president, emerged as the national chairman of the party.
A former deputy governor of Oyo, Taofeek Arapaja, was elected as deputy national chairman (south), while Umar Damagum, former governorship candidate of Yobe, emerged as the deputy national chairman (north).