The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has ordered the Cross River State (CRS) Executive Committee (EXCO) to swear in the new Ward and Local Government Executives on or before April 30th 2020.
The order, Newzandar News gathered is contained in a document with ref no: PDP/DOM/GF.V/VOL.2/20-387B dated April 26, 2020, and signed by Col Austin Akobundu (rtd).
In the order paper, the National Organizing Secretary directed the State Chairman of the Party, Ntufam Edim Inok Edim to swear the new Ward and Local Government Executives for all the 196 Wards and 18 LGAs of the State
“After giving careful consideration of the reports of the Electoral Committee, the Appeal Panel, has, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Party, approved the said Congresses and the Executive Committees emerging therefrom. You are therefore by this correspondence, directed to take necessary and appropriate steps to Inaugurate the new Executive Officers in accordance with the provisions of Section 65 of our Party’s Constitution as amended in 2017.
“In doing this, you’re please advised to also take into account the provisions of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Guidelines of COVID-19 as it concerns social distancing and the gathering of people in one place. This shall be the new Exco members at the expiration of the current executives, i.e. April 30, 2020, for Ward and May 05, 2020, for LGA, and shall hold office for a period of four (4) years pursuant to Section 47(1) of our Party’s constitution as amended; (i.e. April 30, 2020 – April 30, 2024, for Ward Executives; and May 05, 2020 – May 05, 2024, for LGA Executives).
“Accordingly, I hereby forward to you the authentic list of the Ward and Local Government Executives for all the 196 Wards and 18 LGAs of your State as contained in the attached lists of Names of Approved Ward and LGA Exco Members” the statement added.
Newzandar News findings revealed that the lists followed the successful conduct of the Ward and Local Government Congresses of the Party in Cross River State on Saturday, March 07 and Saturday, March 21, 2020, respectively, for the purpose of electing new Ward and LGA Executives