Governors Can’t Control PDP — Osita Chidoka

Governors Can’t Control PDP — Osita Chidoka

Osita Chidoka, a former Aviation Minister and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claims that governors have no authority over the party’s affairs.

Governors, he argued, may only assist in crisis management and settling disputes inside the party.

The party’s national convention was held on October 30 in Eagle Square in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.

Chidoka revealed this on Monday while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

He said although governors are saddled with the “burden of managing controversy” in the PDP, the power to oversee party affairs belongs to the national working committee (NWC).

“The governors are members of the party and its highest elected leaders. The burden of managing the controversy that normally comes with human interaction, of managing the tension in the party falls on the PDP governors.

“There is no better group of people to go to than the governors when looking at the mechanism of democracy such as consensus, zoning, and others.

“Will the governors control the party post-election? That is where the issue comes in. The immediate answer would be a no. That will not work because the governors, some of them are second term governors, some are looking for nomination into the senate, to run for president or whatever, some are seeking reelection.

“And the NWC will make sure there is a level playing field for everybody contesting against governors.

“So, as much as the governors are critical in managing the tension in PDP, the national working committee now represents all shades of opinions in the PDP.

“That means a certain balancing act has to continue to happen to keep all interest groups accommodated in the party.”

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