The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken stock of the party’s losses in the governorship elections conducted last Saturday, November 16 in both Kogi and Bayelsa Stat and has recommended the setting-up of a committee to probe the actions of PDP members which made the party to lose the elections.
The BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, in an interview with journalists in Abuja today, November 22, said that there have been accusations and counter-accusations amongst members of the party about what actually went wrong and who actually caused the electoral failures..
According to him, adequate punishment will be recommended for those found culpable, adding that the probe is not on a specific individual but generally.
He said that the BoT recommended a peace committee to probe into the issues in Edo, Lagos and Kano, saying: “we recommended a committee that will investigate the outcome of the election in Kogi and Bayelsa.
“We are very concerned with what is happening in Nigerian politics, especially recently in Kogi and Bayelsa.
“We reviewed the situation and condemned in totality the issue of rigging, killings and ballot box snatching that characterised this election; we reviewed the arson that took place, including the death of a Ward chair lady of PDP in Kogi. Such things must stop.
“We also viewed the accusations and counter-accusations among our members on the behaviour of some of our members both in Kogi and also in Bayelsa, especially in Bayelsa.
“We advised that we must make thorough research before we come into conclusion of who did what and suggest remedies.
“Therefore we recommended to the National Working Committee that a very serious investigation must take place.
“We recommended that an interim committee must be set up, similar to the one that was set up after the 2015 election under the chairmanship of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and myself.”
It was gathered that some members present at the meeting lambasted the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, for some of his actions which they felt were not good for the party.