The Strategy Review and Inter-party Affairs Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to submit its report to the National Caretaker Committee of the party tomorrow.
The 115-member committee, which has former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana as chairman, was inaugurated in November last year with the mandate to consider the possibility of forging alliance with other political parties toward returning to power in 2019.
At its last sitting on January 18, Gana said the committee adjourned after receiving the syndicate reports to enable the secretariat put together the final report.
He gave the date for submission of the report to the National Caretaker Committee as Tuesday, January 31.A member of the committee, who craved anonymity, disclosed yesterday that the report is ready and would be submitted tomorrow.
According to him, the 11-syndicate committee chairmen and their secretaries might accompany the committee chairman for the submission of the report.
“They won’t be more than 30, but I am not too sure how it will go that day,” he added. He further disclosed that major highlight in the report is the retention of the party’s name.
“Some people say PDP’s name is so bad that we can’t win elections, that the name should be changed. But the consensus is that we should retain that name. It is the general opinion that the name remains solid even under APC,” he said.
The syndicate committee on inter-party was headed by former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu. The source stated that all the 11 groups submitted separate reports, “but one of the reports was not discussed because it is full of strategies.
I think it is the one dealing on how to win elections with the present Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),” the source told New Telegraph.
That syndicate committee was headed by former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran. Gana described the syndicate committee as “the most strategic”, at the final sitting of the committee two weeks ago.