The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has named Yemi Akinwonmi, its Deputy National Chairman (South) as the acting national chairman of the party.
The party’s spokesperson,Kola Ologbondiyan, made the announcement on Thursday, after the closed-door meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja.
“I can clearly say on behalf of our party that we have navigated the turbulence, and today, like you all witnessed, we came to establish that a motion was moved and elder Yemi Akinwonmi was unanimously approved as the acting chairman of our great party.
“It is interesting for you and Nigerians to know that this is in line with the provision of our constitution.
“We will hold another NWC meeting tomorrow preparatory to holding our national executive council meeting, which will hold on Saturday,” he said.
Akinwonmi had, on Tuesday, stepped in as the acting chairman of the party, following a court order restraining Uche Secondus from parading himself as the PDP national chairman.
On Monday, a high court in Rivers state granted an interim order restraining Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.
The development comes amid calls for Secondus’ resignation.
Meanwhile, the party has fixed its national convention for October, months before its original scheduled date.