A conference planned by a group, known as PDP National Reform Conference, headed by former Minister of Information Prof. Jerry Gana, on how to reform the party, has been aborted by members of the National Working Committee.
A statement signed by PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, said the Reform Conference must be postponed in order “to create room for further consultations and exhaustive consideration by critical stakeholders of the report of the PDP Post-Election Assessment Committee, headed by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, which is due for submission this month”.
The reform conference was slated for October.
Gana said his group re-ceived the mandate from the National Caucus of the party and its Board of Trustees.
Gana said some of the issues to be considered by the committee include the best ways to “re-ignite the noble ideals and good image of the PDP and restore the party’s core values and directive principles.”
He added that the conference would also generate fresh ideas on “people-oriented programmes for ensuring good governance, balanced development, human security with social justice, equity and fairness.”
On Tuesday, the committee inaugurated various sub-committees to prepare for the conference.
The conference is expected to address challenges affecting the party with a view to reinventing it in tune with the vision of its founding fathers ahead of 2019 general election.
Members of the NWC stayed away from the International Conference Centre, Abuja, where members of the PDP Reform Conference committees met.