PDP berates FG over poor handling of subsidy effects

* Ratifies Owokoniran as ag National Vice Chairman

John Odunjo

The Peoples Democratic Party in the South West on Saturday hit the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government over its approach, describing it as directionless.

The party said, “We empathize with the Nigerian people and strongly condemn the directionless approach of the APC-led Federal Government regarding the removal of fuel subsidy without any plans or measures in place to cushion the effects.

The party, in the communique at the end of the South West PDP Zonal Executive meeting which held in Ibadan on Saturday, signed by Southwest PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Chief Sanya Atofarati, expressed solidarity with its members in various courts in a bid to reclaim their mandates in the last elections.

The party also ratified the appointment of a former member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Alhaji Rahman Owokoniran, as the Acting National Vice Chairman (South West).

The appointment of Owokonikan, who was until now, the Zonal Secretary, PDP South West Zone, followed the death of the former National Vice Chairman, Soji Adagunodo.

According to the communique, the appointment is “pending the election of a substantive National Vice Chairman, in accordance with the provisions of the PDP constitution”.

It added, “The Southwest PDP commends the zeal and resilience of PDP candidates, who are currently seeking justice at the Election Petition Tribunals over their stolen mandates. We reiterate our commitment to leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice”.

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