The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its proposed congresses in Ekiti, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba States indefinitely. These are states with factions and other internal problems.
This was contained in a letter titled: “Re: Year 2020 Party Congresses in 26 ( Twenty Six) Chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Postponement of Party Congresses in Ekiti, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba States” addressed to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, on Monday, July 27th.
It was signed by its National Chairman Uche Secondus and National Secretary Umar Tsauri.
In the letter which was received and acknowledged by INEC on Tuesday, the party said it was postponing the primaries in the four states because of “unforeseen circumstances.”
A copy of the letter read in part “Please refer to our earlier letter with reference No: PDP/DOM CF. 2/VolIC/20-094, in which we informed the Commission (INEC) of our time table and schedule of activities for the completion of the outstanding congresses of our party.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances we are compelled to postpone our planned congresses in the aforementioned states.
“We will communicate to the commission as soon as a new date is fixed.”
Recall that party members and leaders in the four states especially in Ekiti state have been engaged in a war of attrition over the control of the party structure with some state chapters conducting parallel Congresses.