The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally announced plans to hold its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, even as no specific date has been scheduled for it.

The party’s inability to hold the NEC meeting has been one of the objects of controversy and criticism against the Bamanga Tukur-led leadership. Some party stalwarts have frowned at the delay in holding the NEC meeting.

A statement by the party’s national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, has it that items to be considered at the NEC meeting include setting up of ad-hoc committees and the ratification of its approved 2012 constitution.

“Consequently, the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) has decided that one of the items to be presented at the forthcoming NEC meeting would be the issue of ad-hoc committees.

“The approval of NEC in this regard will assist in widening the scope of participation by party stakeholders in the mobilisation and sensitisation efforts and help the national leadership in driving the vision and manifesto of the party to ensure the success of the transformation agenda of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP administration.

“Also, the corrected version of the PDP constitution approved at the 2012 Convention will be presented to NEC for ratification,” the party’s spokesman stated.

The PDP also informed that the ongoing ministerial briefing is aimed at assessing and evaluating the performances of federal ministers in delivering their mandates in the interest of all Nigerians, adding that, “A report on the exercise will be exhaustively discussed between the president and the leadership of the party.”