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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has named former Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye as the Chairman of the Screening Committee for the South-West zonal executive congress.

The Committee has the mandate to screen all aspirants for the zonal executive committee positions.

The appointment was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd.)

Other members of the committee are Shetimma Laah, Ekeleme Ikieje and Egede Israel while Emilia Ezude will serve as Secretary to the committee.

Newspot reports that the exercise is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

Meanwhile, Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have said Nigeria has become a failed state under the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

The PDP governors stated this in a communique after its meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

The governors called for urgent devolution of powers and restructuring, stressing that it had become imperative.

The PDP chieftains warned that “Nigeria cannot afford another civil war”.


According to them, the country was drifting due to insecurity and deteriorating relationship between various groups.

The governors observed that differences were being stretched to the limit “by a government that clearly lacks the capacity to govern”.

The meeting agreed that this has given rise to ethnic and tribal tensions, religious divisions, and various forms of social and political cleavages. The governors insisted that Nigeria is in dire need of leadership, “to avert the looming disaster”.

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