Sunday, 10 May 2020

PDP national converts C'River state executive to caretaker, extends tenure

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the tenure of the Ntufam Edim Inok-led state executive Committee of the party by three months.

The state executive committee is however, to function as a caretaker committee pending the state congress of the party where a new executive committee will be elected.

A letter addressed to the state chairman, Ntufam Edim Inok and  signed by the National Organising Secretary of PDP, Col.Austin Akobundu, explained that the Cross River Exco of the party has now been reconstituted  into Caretaker Committee and  its tenure extended by three months.

The letter read in part: "I wish to formally inform you that the National Working Committee  NWC of our great party, on behalf of the National Executive Committee, NEC, in pursuant to section 29 (2)(b) and 31(2) (E) of our party's constitution (2017 as amended) approved the reconstitution of the current state executive committee members of your state into state caretaker Committee.

"Accordingly, the current State Exco Members upon the expiry of their tenure act as State Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the Party until a new State Executive Committee is elected; provided that they shall not serve in such capacity for more than three months from May 10, 2020."

The letter further stated that the  reconstitution and tenure extension became necessary  "due to the Covid-19 Pandemic in the country and the Federal Government's Stay-at-Home directives."