JUST IN: 60 Rep members set to quit PDP, demand Damagun’ resignation

No fewer than 60 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members in the House of Representatives have threatened to leave the party if the Acting National Chairman Umar Ililya Damagum does not resign immediately.

The lawmakers accused Damagun of handing over the structure of the leadership of the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

They accused Damagum of doctoring the Caretaker Committee members lists in Rivers state and at least 10 other States infusing it with members of the ruling APC with the aim of killing the PDP.

Hon Ugochinyere Ikenga, who led five other lawmakers to address reporters at the National Assembly on Monday, posed on behalf of the 60 PDP lawmakers.

He said they were opposition lawmakers coalition from PDP.

There are however over 100 PDP lawmakers in the House.

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He said the Acting National Chairman, who has been allegedly engaging in anti-party activities, sold the party “for a plate of porridge.”

Ugochinyere said Damagum must resign immediately before completely destroying the party.

He said they were aware of plans and ongoing mobilization and lobbying of some PDP NEC members by APC loyalists “masquerading as PDP members to issue a kangaroo vote of confidence on Damagum to enable APC continue their hold on the party via their agents who claim to be PDP while on APC mission to destroy PDP.”

He said instead of allowing the North Central zone produce the Acting Chairman as required by the PDP Constitution pending the conduct of convention or resolution of pending litigation, the pro-APC forces working with Damagum want to affirm him as Chairman of the party at the NEC meeting to help them set the party on the path of irredeemable damnation.

Ugochinyere declared that if Damagum does not step down and the list of the Rivers State PDP Caretaker Committee and the other 10 States stand, the 60 lawmakers will resign, severe all relationships with the party and seek new political alliances elsewhere.

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