The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the People Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday passed a vote confidence on President Goodluck Jonathan despite the security challenges confronting the country.
It also advised members of the party nationwide to always use its slogan, “power to the people” at its events.
This is contained in a communiqué issued after the meeting of the NEC in Abuja. It was signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh.
Mr. Jonathan became president in May 2010 after the death of former President Umaru Yar’Adua. He was elected on the platform of the party in 2011.
Those at the meeting were Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President, David Mark and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, was absent at the meeting.
The Communiqué reads:
The 65th meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on the 5th of June 2014 at the National Secretariat of the Party.
The meeting was attended by the President, Vice President, Members of the National Assembly, PDP State Governors and other members of the National Executive Committee.
The meeting considered various national issues and arrived at the following resolutions:
1. NEC considered and adopted corrections to errors noticed in the 2012 amended constitution of the party. NEC effected all corrections accordingly and in consistent with the motion of amendment moved and carried at the 2012 national convention.
2. NEC also debated on the proposal to hold the PDP National Conference according to the provisions of the constitution of the PDP and resolved to hold same after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
3. NEC unanimously passed an overwhelming vote of confidence on President Goodluck Jonathan and particularly praised the decisive steps so far taken to contain insurgency in the country.
4. In keeping with the resolution to return the party to the people, NEC laid emphasis on the slogan of the PDP which is “power to the people” and advised all party members to note this at all party’s events nationwide.
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