The Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta North Senatorial District, Elder Moses Iduh has di­rected stoppage to indis­criminate formations of forums within the ranks of the Ward and LGA Execu­tives of the Party across the Senatorial District and dis­continuation of meetings under such forums.

Iduh who made this call recently in a meeting held at the PDP Delta North Secretariat in Ogwashi- Ukwu with PDP Local Gov­ernment Area Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen, Secre­taries, Women Leaders and Youth Leaders said it had been observed that these categories of party officers, particularly Deputy Chair­men, Secretaries, Women Leaders and Youth Lead­ers were in the habit of grouping themselves un­der the auspices of forums such as Forum of PDP LGA Deputy Chairmen, Forum of PDP LGA Secretaries, etc.; noting that the devel­opment was unhealthy for the Party and should be discontinued forthwith.

Iduh who noted that these forums were divisive and against the Party’s Constitution, disclosed that they were being used as a means of extorting money from unsuspecting aspirants for various elec­tive positions across the Senatorial District.

The PDP Senatorial Chairman also frowned at the manner meetings of the party were called by un­authorized persons at the LGA level without recourse to the LGA Party Chairman. He said for the avoidance of doubts, no meeting of the Party should be convened in the LGAs without due clearance from the LGA Party Chairman.

While saying LGA Wom­en leaders and Youth lead­ers could call meetings of women or youths as the case may be within their respective LGAs, such meetings should be with the consent of the PDP LGA Chairman.

Speaking in the same vain, the PDP State Secre­tary, Chief Obi Nzete noted that the move to nip the unsavoury development of group formations amongst some categories of Party officers in the Ward and LGA Executive Committees was a welcomed develop­ment, nothing that the PDP is united and operates in line with the Party Consti­tution.

In their responses, the PDP LGA Deputy Chair­men, Secretaries, Women and Youth Leaders pledged to adhere to the directives of the Party leadership regarding formation of fo­rums amongst their ranks.

Also present at the meet­ing were Deacon ChuxN­waebuni, PDP South- South Zonal Officer; Lady KawuliaOmoko, PDP State Woman Leader; Collins Bello, PDP State Financial Secretary; Bar. Kensington Okolo, PDP State Assistant Legal Adviser; Chief Rita Daniels, PDP State Assis­tant Treasurer; Tatabuzor, PDP State Assistant Secre­tary; PDP LGA Chairmen and other members of the Senatorial Executive