The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the constitution of the presidential campaign structure for the 2023 general elections.
The NEC in unison passed a vote of confidence on the National Working Committee under the leadership of Sen. Iyorchia Ayu for steering the activities of the party.
The resolution of the NEC was made during its 97th meeting held in Abuja.
Spokesperson of the party, Debo Ologunagba, stated that the NEC further accepted the resignation of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jibrin, and accepted the nomination of Sen. Adolphus Wabara, the Secretary of the BoT as Acting Chairman of the BoT.
On the campaign structure, the NEC approved the proposed structure and organogram of the National Campaign Council as well as the National Campaign Management Council for the 2023 general elections.
It also approved the structures for Campaign Councils at the States, Local Government, Ward and Unit levels, and unanimously empowered the NWC to modify and adjust the structures of the Campaign Councils as and when the need arises.
According to a communique from the meeting, NEC received and approved the proposed structure for Zonal Reconciliation Committees to be set up.
It also received and approved the composition of the Manifesto Review Committee to review the Manifesto of the PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections.
On the state of the nation, the NEC strongly decried the worsening state of the nation’s economy with attendant excruciating hardship occasioned by All Progressives Congress-led administration.
The NEC expressed anger over the deteriorating insecurity of the country.
“It is also appalled by the worsening insecurity in the country occasioned by the obvious complicity of the APC administration which continues to condone and enable acts of terrorism in various parts of the country,” the communiqué from the meeting partly read.
Moreover, it lamented the failure of the APC government to address the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Continuing, NEC condemned in the strongest terms the selection by the president Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) bonafide members of the APC as INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners.