Over 3000 delegates to PDP non-elective convention

James Marshall
August 12, 2017

Ahead of Saturday's non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President of the Senate, David Mark, has launched an attack on those leaving his party, calling them fair weather friends.

The aftermath of that convention plunged the party into a protracted legal battle that lasted for 14 months, between Makarfi and Sheriff.

Speaking yesterday shortly after inspecting the Eagle Square, venue of the convention, the Chairman of the planning committee and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa said the arrangements had been finalised on all fronts for today's convention.

Meanwhile, there was a mild drama at the PDP national secretariat on Thursday when the committee set up to screen the seven governorship aspirants for the Anambra State governorship election openly expressed displeasure about what it called acts of indiscipline by some of the aspirants.

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Real.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, confirmed at a world press conference in Abuja today that over three thousand delegates would attend the convention.

"At least there were four or five attempts to this convention through the court but as God will have it we overcame all those attempts".

"The convention is going to hold legally and constitutionally".

"We are expecting over 3,000 delegates".

He chronicled the failings of the APC to include inability to protect lives and property of Nigerians, poor economic policies, politisation of fight against corruption and impoverishment of the people. You go to court if you have any charge against her.

"If you said you recovered N150 billion, the why is Nigeria in recession?"

"Many of our members that left earlier due to one form of disagreement or the other will return to their party because the National Caretaker Committee has constituted a Reconciliation Committee as well as a Contact and Mobilisation Committee to reach out to them".

The meeting on Friday night considered critical party issues including trying to tidy up grey areas in the resolutions to be presented to delegates.

He said, "Even if I will be the last man standing in the PDP, I will remain in PDP". Worldwide organisations are coming to observe this convention.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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