The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself from the ongoing Adamawa State congress.
Chief Sam Sam Jaja, Deputy National Chairman of the party, said this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the NWC at its emergency meeting also rescinded the dissolution of Adamawa State Executive of the party.
He said the NWC had earlier dissolved the Adamawa State Executive under article 29 (2b) on behalf of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) based on Article 31 (2c).
"it is instructive to know that the Ward and local government executive in the state were never dissolved."
He said the NWC had at its 314th meeting on Aug. 29, 2012, upheld the March 2012 Ward and local government executive except for one local government, which was later ratified.
He said that it was surprising and embarrassing to read in the media of a purported ongoing ward, local government and state congress in the state.
"For the records, the NWC hereby disassociate the party leadership from the purported congresses, which were neither authorised nor monitored or supervised by the National Secretariat," Jaja said.
He further said that it was only the party's National Secretariat that had the authority to conducts state congresses.
"Based on the above, the NWC hereby declare the purported congresses null, void and of know significance whatsoever.
"Consequently, we hereby declare that the only state executive committee constitutionally recognised by this party is the Kangama executive lawfully elected in March 2012 and endorsed by the national convention," Jaja further said.
The News Agency of the Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the PDP NWC had in October 2012 dissolved the Adamawa State executive committee of the party.
A nine-member caretaker committee was sworn-in in its place.
The committee was to run the affairs of the chapter for three months, pending further directives from the party's national leadership.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Olisa Metuh, the dissolved exco had "flagrantly disregarded and shown serial disobedience to the decisions of the NWC".
Metuh said the decision was in accordance with Article 31, section 2(e) and 29, 2(b) of the 2012 amended constitution of the PDP.
He further said that the action of the dissolved exco was contrary to the provisions of Section 50(1) of the party's constitution.
Meanwhile, The emergency meeting was attended by 10 of the 12 NWC members.
Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the party's National Chairman and Dr Onwe Soloman, Deputy National Secretary of the party, were however, not at the meeting.
Tukur was said to be at the Villa coordinating the Board of Trustee (BOT) election.