The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated its national
disciplinary committee headed by second republic minister, Dr. Umaru
Dikko, saying it has no plans to punish it rebel members who have formed a
The party disclosed that it is yet to receive petitions that would warrant
the discipline of the members of the new PDP and their governors. The
governors include those of Rivers, Kano, Niger, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kwara and
Inaugurating the disciplinary committee, the chairman of PDP, Alhaji
said the former minister of Transport in the second Republic, Dr. Umaru
chosen to head the party’s national disciplinary committee because of his
unflinching stand on discipline and his love for democracy.
Tukur recalled that Dikko’s narrow escape from being kidnapped from
Nigeria by the military some years ago, was on because they (military) was
uncomfortable with his call for democracy even while outside the country.
Tukur who said the members of the committee were considered for the job
of their pedigree and love for discipline and the party said no society
without adhering to rules and regulation.
Charging the committee to offer their best he said “You are chosen to do this
important committee based on your pass record and love for democracy.
people who will not witch hunt anybody, but you can be sure not to come to
you cross the line” he said.
Dikko thanked the party for the confidence placed on the committee,
they would do everything that was needed to move the party forward.
However, two of the committee members, deputy chairman, Chief Ebenezer
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu were not at the inauguration.
Other members on the committee are Shuaibu Oyedokun, Hajiya Nana Aisha
Hussaini Kazaer and Onwe Onwe as secretary.
But addressing the press shortly after the inauguration, PDP’s spokesman,
Oliseh Metuh, said the party cannot sanction the G7 governors because
there are no
petitions against them yet.
He added that no disciplinary measure was planned against the governors,
party leadership has been meeting on how to reconcile its members.
He underscored that some of the aggrieved members and the governors are
members of the party who would not go out of their way to pull the party down.