OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a fact-finding committee on the role played by some of its members at the election of the presiding officers of the National Assembly.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement listed the terms of reference of the committee to include, “To find out why some of our Honorable members and senators-elect then, failed to abide by the decision of the party during the National Assembly leadership election;
“To find out whether there is any involvement of the ruling Party in the decision taken by the members involved;
“Where there are established reasons for taking the action by members, the committee should identify such so that the party can create mutual and political atmosphere for reasonable interaction with Senators and Honourable members;
“To find out and recommend ways to checkmate such tendencies in the future and ensure that, moving forward, all members work together to defend the interest of the party at all times and circumstances.”
Prior to the inauguration of principal officers of the National Assembly, the party leadership had directed its members on the pattern of voting, a directive which was largely disregarded.
The committee which is headed by former President of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Wabara was given three weeks from the date of its inauguration to report to the NWC.
Other Committee members include former National Secretary of the PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo who will serve as Secretary, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, Senator Stella Omu, Hon Austin Opara, Senator Abdul Ningi, Hon (Mrs) Margaret Icheen, among others.
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