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PDP Crisis: Staff Threaten To Release More Documents Against NWC

The crisis rocking the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is far from over as the aggrieved workers of the party have threatened to release more incriminating documents against the National Working Committee (NWC).

This comes as indication emerged that some members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) may have supported the agitation of the aggrieved workers for the sack of the NWC.

PDP was last week thrown into confusion following a directive from NWC to the workers to go back to their respective state chapter chairmen to get clearance letters certifying their membership of the party.

The party had also decided to cut the staff force by 50 per cent including the reduction of salary.

But the management of the party including directors held a meeting with leaders of the workers Welfare Committee for some hours at the national secretariat over the grievances of the workers.

After the meeting which ended at about 2:45pm, the directors were scheduled to meet with the NWC members at undisclosed location in Abuja.

But none of the NWC members reported to work yesterday for fear of possible attack by the aggrieved workers.

A leader of the workers association however disclosed that the there are more damaging documents in their possession which will be released in phases upon the failure to resolve the crisis amicably.

The leader of the workers association argued that none of the incumbent state chairmen of the party was in that position when they were engaged by the national secretariat of the party several years ago.

He further expressed fears that the embattled NWC members may prevail on the state chairmen not to issue clearance letter to any staff they have scores to settle with.

It was however gathered yesterday that some former national chairmen of the party and BoT members met in an undisclosed location in Abuja with select workers to deliberate on the issues raised by the workers.

According to another PDP source, the NEC and BoT members, while expressing concern at the embarrassment on the party, wondered why members of the NWC did not resign along side former national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu after the poor outing at the last general elections.

The source who spoke with newsmen but pleaded not to be mentioned said “the feeling among BoT and NEC members is that since members of the NWC led the party to such an unprecedented defeat in 16 years they should have done the honourable thing and resign to allow others to come in and rebuild the party from the ruins of the last election,”

However, another BoT member, who spoke to newsmen but pleaded not to be mentioned said the BoT will likely back the revalidation of the workers to remove persons whose god fathers have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The BoT member from the South West, disclosed that the party is mindful that some of these workers who owe allegiance to their godfathers that facilitated their employment in PDP would be passing sensitive information and documents to the APC.

He, however, assured that there will be no witch-hunt any innocent worker in the process of the revalidation exercise.

Meanwhile, three operatives of the Department of State Service, (DSS) were noticed in the premises at about 12.15pm.

The DSS operatives went upstairs where they stayed for over 35 minutes as the directors met with leaders of the aggrieved workers.

They later came down to inspect the premises before departing. It is however not clear whether they attended the meeting.