The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Illya Umar Damagum has said his position is not a matter of life and death.

Damagun disclosed this to journalists in Abuja after the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, passed a vote of confidence on him.

The PDP’s NWC had passed the vote of confidence on Damagum during the 584th meeting held at the Party’s National Secretariat on Tuesday.

The NWC commended Damagun for his efforts and dedication to stabilize and reposition the PDP as the main opposition Party in Nigeria.

The motion for a Vote of Confidence on the Acting National Chairman was raised by the Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja, moved by the National Vice Chairman (South East), Chief Ali Odefa, and seconded by the National Treasurer, Yayari Mohammed.

However, he said the struggle to remain in office was not a big deal to him, adding that leadership change would not rob him of his place in the PDP.

“This is not a matter of life and death. I am still an elected member of this NEC. Even if I revert to deputy national chairman, I’m still a member of NWC. The issue of surviving or not does not emerge,” he said.

Damagum assumed the position of the PDP National Chairmanship during the build-up to the 2023 presidential election.

This followed the removal of his predecessor, Iyorchia Ayu by the NWC.

PDP National Chairmanship position not matter of life or death – Damagum

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