Outcome of PDP 147TH NWC meeting
June 19, 2007
The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP at its 147th meeting held on Tuesday 19th June 2007 deliberated on current National and Party issues and reached the following resolutions.
- The NWC commended the timely intervention of the President, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in the Labour dispute over prices of petroleum products and the increase in VAT. His decision to offer concessions over the prices of fuel and VAT as well as the prompt approval for a 15% increase in workers wages is commendable and will alleviate the suffering of Nigerians. The NWC urged Labour to reciprocate this gesture by calling off the planned strike action.
The PDP led Federal Government is sensitive to the plight of the Nigerian masses and will continue to implement policies that will improve their living standards.
- The NWC also deliberated on reports of arson and carnage perpetrated against PDP members in Kogi Central Senatorial District in the last general elections. The NWC condemned the acts of wanton killing of innocent citizens and urged security agencies to thoroughly investigate this sad development and bring all those found culpable, including their sponsors to book to serve as a deterrent to future occurrences.
- The NWC received a request for the re-instatement of the Imo state Executive Committee which is currently on suspension. The request is being considered in line with laid down rules and regulations. Party members are urged to remain patient as all issues in the State will soon be resolved.
- The NWC also considered requests by estranged former members wishing to return to the party and appealed to party officials at all levels to provide accommodation for them. Officials of the party at all levels are requested to brief the State Chapters regularly in order to accord recognition to such returnees and also aid proper documentation at the state and national level.
- The 39th National Executive Committee meeting of the party shall hold on Monday, 25th June 2007. All members of NEC are urged to attend unfailingly.