The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked former Minister, Dayo Adeyeye, as its new National Publicity Secretary. It dropped Chief Olisa Metuh who is at present facing trial over the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal.
PDP had removed fomer Acting National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff and dissolved the party’s National Working Committee of which Metuh was a member.
The party made the announcement as it gave portfolios to the seven-member National Caretaker Committee of the party at the maiden meeting of the committee with the staff of the party’s national secretariat and the Peoples Democratic Institute, PDI.
The portfolios assigned includ Ahmed Makarfi as Chairman and Ben Obi as Secretary while, Aisha Aliyu is in charge of Women and Youth.
Ex-Senator Abdul Ningi will manage Organization and Mobilization; Odion Ogbesia, Finance, Treasury, and Audit and Kabir Usman, will be in charge of the legal unit.
A statement signed by Head of publicity, Chinwe Nnorom, on Thursday, recalled that the National Caretaker Committee was constituted at the Party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on May 21, 2016 with only two functions mentioned.
“The Chairman, H. E. Senator Ahmed Makarfi, and the Secretary of the Committee, Senator Ben Obi respectively were mentioned; while other members of the Committee had no portfolios assigned to them at the National Convention,” she said.
“The National Chairman of the Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, reiterated that the Committee will not exceed the period given to them by the National Convention to reorganize, reform and conduct a free, fair, credible and all-inclusive National Convention.”