Following the leadership crisis rocking the party, leaders, elders, and chairmen of councils as well as all ranking members of Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Friday and resolved that never again will any form of external intervention be allowed in the affairs of the party in the state.
The stakeholders, who met to deliberate on the issues affecting the fortunes of the party, include former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Chief Olabode George; a member of Board of Trustees of the party, Dr Remi Akitoye; former minister, Chief Remi Ogunkelu; former deputy governor of Lagos State, Chief (Mrs) Kofo Bucknor-Akerele; Prince Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu, among others.
While lamenting the bane of the party in the state, which they identified as rampant disregard and disrespect for the party’s constitution, the leaders and elders, after exhaustive and thorough appraisal, declared in the communique issued at the end of the deliberation that this “trampling upon the normative rules and regulations encourage indiscipline and outright lawlessness.”
“That henceforth the flouting of the laid down norms and constitutional purity will no longer be tolerated and will be swiftly
sanctioned according to the party’s constitution,” the communique said.
According to the communique, external forces deliberately orchestrate, sponsor, promote and abet crisis in Lagos PDP, insisting that any external intervention in the affairs of the state would no longer be tolerated and would be frowned upon with democratic vigor.
The leaders, while resolving that the party must always have a rallying symbol, a person of significance and worth, who commands respect and honour, further resolved that there should be a deliberate nurturing of young men and women of talent and vision who should be mentored to take over the management of the party.
“The leaders resolved that the party must always have a rallying symbol, a person of signification and worth who commands respect and honour.
“In conclusion, the leaders agreed that there should be a deliberate nurturing of young men and women of talent and vision who should be mentored to take over the management of the party,” the communique stated.