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The Popular Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the federal government to take more proactive measures to address the economic and security challenges facing the nation.

The PDP’s national chairman, Mr. Uche Secondus, gave the advice while speaking to journalists after the party’s national caucus meeting on Thursday in Abuja.

“As the oldest political party in Nigeria, we are concerned about the current economy and security issues in the country.

“We asked the government to do more to address the challenges,” Secondus said.

Also speaking, the Governor of Taraba, Mr. Darius Ishaku, said that the members of the national group discussed various issues that concerned the progress of the party and the nation.

Ishaku listed some of the problems to include the recent defection of Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi from the PDP to the Congress of All Progressives.

He said the party also discussed the 15 pending by-elections scheduled for December 5, confident of winning the majority of vacant seats.

Meanwhile, a party chief who did not want to be mentioned listed some of the issues discussed to include the need to review the party’s manifesto to address the current situation in the country.

The proposed amendment of the Electoral Law and the Constitution of the country, the registry of members on whether to maintain the current manual method or adopt the electronic registry.

Other governors at the meeting were Bala Mohammed from Bauchi, Duoye Diri from Bayelsa, Okezie Ikpeazu from Abia, Udom Emmanuel from Akwa Ibom and Godwin Obaseki from Edo.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa from Delta, Aminu Tambuwal from Sokoto and Adamu Fintiri from Adamawa were also present.

Also in attendance were former Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Kaduna State Governor Mohammed Makarfi, and former Senate Vice President Ike Ekweremadu.

Others were members of the party’s National Labor Committee.

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