Workers inside the Wadata Plaza, national office of the party located in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, wore sad mien in the absence of the usual largess that normally accompany the festivities.
BusinessDay findings last week showed that some of the PDP governors, especially those from the North sent trailer-loads of rice and rams for distribution among members of the 13-member National Working Committee (NWC) who in turn distributed to friends.
It was learnt that the PDP governors are not happy about the new policy of the chairman of the party, Bamanga Tukur on reconciliation of members who left the party.
Tukur, since his election February 2012, has been piloting reconciliation of members and has given them blanket opportunity to contest any office but this did not go down well with some governors who believe some of the returnee members could challenge their authority in their states.
Tukur, after his emergence as the party’s chairman, declared his intention to make the party autonomous and asked the governors not to come to his home with ‘Ghana must go bags’.
BusinessDay learnt that the national secretariat has been facing financial problems because of paucity of funds to run the affairs of the party.
The inability of the party to complete its new secretariat which is almost at completion stage has been stalled as the governors of the party have allegedly failed to assist the leadership with funds to complete the building.
Sources disclosed that most times, the presidency has been funding the running of the party.