By Shola Abayomi.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly issued a directive to its members in the House of Representatives to select their principal officers just like the Senate did, in a cordial manner, and inform the party of their decision today.
According to a reported source, the immediate past speaker of the House, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, who has been coordinating the PDP members, is strongly considered as the natural choice to fill the slot of minority leader, except he rejects the offer.
The source further hinted that the directive was given in a meeting presided over by the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus on Friday, adding that the party is shielding itself from any allegation of imposition or preferential treatment of the PDP principal officers on members.
“At the meeting, the party’s members of the House were in attendance and the party directed that they should meet on their own and inform the NWC of those chosen before Tuesday. The party does not want to be accused of any preferential treatment,” the source said.
Following the failed attempt of the former minority leader, Leo Ogor, who did not return to the 9th Assembly, two members of the House from Delta State, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and Dr. Ossai Ossai, are reportedly eyeing the position.