During a meeting of the National Working Committee Select Committee in Abuja, Senator Adolphus Wabara, the acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed his belief that the court will return their “stolen” mandate from the last presidential election. He referred to the party’s stolen mandate and expressed hope that the tribunal and the courts would restore it.
Notable figures such as the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa, and the former governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, were absent from the meeting. Despite their absence, the Acting National Chairman of the party, Ambassador Umar Damagun, encouraged members to set aside past differences and focus on finding practical solutions to the party’s issues.
Senator Wabara expressed his satisfaction with the turnout at the meeting, stating that he did not expect such a large number of party members to be present. He congratulated everyone for their faith in the party and emphasized the need for unity to regain their allegedly stolen victory. He also cautioned participants to be mindful of their statements as the court case is ongoing, as their words could potentially be used against them.
Senator Wabara concluded by advising restraint in internal criticisms within the party, stating that there would be an appropriate time for such discussions. He mentioned that the Board of Trustees (BoT) is waiting to make advisory decisions, but the current time is not suitable for internal conflicts and criticisms.