Yemi Akinwonmi, has declared himself as the authentic National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Akinwonmi said providence has bestowed on him the leadership of the former ruling party.
Speaking at Wadata Plaza, the PDP’s National Secretary in Abuja, Akinwonmi, however, declared that there is no victor, no vanquish.
He appealed to members of the party to team up with him as he takes over the party’s leadership mantle.
“I am a man of peace, not a man of crisis. PDP has a good succession order. There is an order here. The chairman is followed by the deputy national chairman one (South), followed by the deputy national chairman two (north).”
He also rubbished an earlier meeting presided over by PDP’s Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Sulaiman Nazif.
He described the meeting held by Nazif as null and void, stressing that he would soon convene the party’s National Executive Committee, NWC, meeting.
“Everything conducted while I was not here is null and void. At the appropriate time, we will call on a meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, and the Board of Trustees, BoT,” he said.