The ongoing crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a new turn yesterday as a group of protesters stormed the party’s national secretariat, calling for the resignation of all 16 National Working Committee (NWC) members. The demonstrators, clad in black and white T-shirts, also demanded the immediate stepping down of acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Salau Olusola highlighted poor election outcomes as one of the reasons behind their concerns, along with internal conflict, communication issues, ethical concerns, strategic failures, and a loss of confidence. Olusola emphasized that the lack of cohesion within the party has prompted the call for new leadership, and suggested that party members may demand a change if they perceive a failure in strategic decision-making or adapting to political dynamics.
Expressing a general loss of confidence in the leadership’s ability to navigate challenges and represent the party’s interests, Olusola concluded by urging the national leaders, from top to bottom, to resign. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, declined to comment on the matter.