The PDP Governors has urged the leadership of the House of Representatives to declare the seats of the 37 defector federal lawmakers vacant, if they fail to return to PDP, even as they congratulated Senator Iyiola Omisore and Chief Ayo Fayose on their victory during the primaries in their respective state.
This was made known on Wednesday after a meeting in the capital city of Jigawa State, Dutse, which was held under the aegis of PDP Governors Forum.
The meeting kicked off on Tuesday’s night.
PDP governors have also hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for convening the National Conference, urged the delegates to work towards the unity and interest of Nigeria.
The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, who is also the Chairman PDP Governors’ Forum, Chief Godswill Akpabio signed and read the following communiqué:
– The PDP governors commended the judiciary for its judgment and resolved that members who defected to APC should respect the rule of law.
– That the APC should not play politics with the judiciary.
– That any member who does not return to the party should lose his seat.
– The PDP Governors congratulated Senator Iyiola Omisore and Chief Ayo Fayose on their victory during the primaries in their states.
– The PDP Governors promise to work with them assiduously and urge other aspirants to support the two candidates.
– That the next PDP Governors meeting will be held in Bauchi on the 8th and 9th of May, 2014.
– The PDP Governors commend President Goodluck Jonathan on the on-going Confab.
– The PDP Governor also advised that the delegates at the Confab should work on the unity and interest of Nigeria.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had on March 31, 2014, asked the 37 former members of PDP to resign their seats at the House of Representatives for defectingto the opposition APC.
The court also perpetually restrained the legislators from effecting any leadership change in the Assembly.
37 members of the House of Representatives decided to leave the umbrella of PDPand join the All Progressives Congress (APC) on December 18, 2013, due to “division and factionalisation” within the ruling party.
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