Former Rivers State National Assembly member, Dagogo Farah, says the outcome of the 98th National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is a testament to the party’s resilience against adversity.

Amid speculations before the meeting that the focus was on navigating the North Central Zone’s leadership transition, following the fact that Iyiorchia Ayu’s tenure was cut short, raising concerns.

Speaking after the meeting, Farah commended timely sacrifices made by those with the party’s interests at heart.

The former House of Representatives member representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency under the PDP, credited the political maturity of leaders like Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for averting crises.

In a statement on Thursday by his Media and Publicity Advisor, Farah expressed optimism that by the adjourned August meeting, Acting Chairman Umar Damagum would realize, “it is in the best interest of the party for him to vacate the position for a more purposeful and result oriented leadership.”

He said, “For me, the outcome of the NEC Meeting was a win-win situation. Against all odds, the party came out unscathed and will continue to wax stronger.

“Yes, the Acting Chairman retained his position, but it is obvious to him now and others that it would be in the best interest of the party for him to vacate that position for a more purposeful and result-oriented leadership by August.

“The so-called tension generated in the build-up of the NEC Meeting was actually orchestrated by the inordinate desire of some few individuals who wanted to thwart the sterling call by party faithful for a review of its failing leadership and directionless.

“The Party however did not play into the hands of those individuals, who wanted the party to implode in order to improve their political fortunes, thanks in good measure to the political maturity and sagacity employed by the Party’s National Leader and Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, along other leaders, before and during the NEC Meeting. We are where we are now because of their sacrifices and dedication to the party.”

Farah commends Atiku’s sacrifice for interest of PDP

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