The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has ordered the Ekiti State Executive Committee (EXCO) to swear in the new Ward Executives on or before April 30, 2020.
The order, Newsflash247 gathered is contained in a document with ref no: PDP/DOM/GF.V/VOL.2/20-387B dated April 25, 2020, and signed by Col Austin Akobundu (rtd).
In the order paper, the National Organizing Secretary directed the State Chairman of the Party, Chief Barr. Gboyega Oguntuwase to swear the new Ward Executives for 155 out of the 177 Wards of the state as contained in the attached lists of names of approved ward exco members (Gboyin and Ekiti East LGAs with 22 wards are yet to conduct their Congresses)
“After giving careful consideration of the reports of the Electoral Committee, the Appeal Panel, has, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Party, approved the said Congresses and the Executive Committees emerging therefrom. You are therefore by this correspondence, directed to take necessary and appropriate steps to Inaugurate the new Executive Officers in accordance with the provisions of Section 65 of our Party’s Constitution as amended in 2017.
“In doing this, you’re please advised to also take into account the provisions of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Guidelines of COVID-19 as it concerns social distancing and the gathering of people in one place.
This shall be the new Exco members at the expiration of the current executives, i.e. April 30, 2020, for Ward and shall hold office for a period of four (4) years pursuant to Section 47(1) of our Party’s constitution as amended; (i.e. April 30, 2020 – April 30, 2024, for Ward Executives.
“Accordingly, I hereby forward to you the authentic list of the Ward Executives for 155 out of the 177 wards of your State as contained in the attached lists of Names of Approved Ward Exco Members” (Gboyin and Ekiti East LGAs with 22 wards are yet to conduct their Congresses), the statement added.
Newsflash247 findings revealed that the lists followed the successful conduct of the Ward Congresses of the Party in Ekiti State on Saturday, March 07 for the purpose of electing new Ward Executives.
Download the list of ward executives in 14 LGAs here: