Governors: PDP convention will be free, fair

Henrietta Strickland
December 1, 2017

"And we are happy that what is going on right now has never happened in the history of this country - to see people who are aspiring to party offices, campaigning as if they want to become president", he said.

The Lagos politician also warned the party to refrain from anything that would cause confusion during the upcoming national convention of the party.

"NEC, however, asked the National Caretaker Committee to liaise with some party stakeholders to raise the required fund".

The Source said " the elders from the North are moving to have a meeting where they will insist that the national chairmanship of the party must be micro-zoned to the South west.

NEC is also expected to deliberate on some thorny issues ahead of the convention of the party which bother on the delegate list and waiver for returnees. "In whatever we do, the party must come first", she added.

He reminded them that panels set up by the party did not conduct elections as that was the business of state chapters of the party.

Dokpesi, former Labour Party chairman, Dan Inwuanyawu and other members of the PDP had in June founded APDA at the height of apprehensions that the Supreme Court judgment may go against the Ahmed Makarfi faction in the leadership tussle of the party.

He appreciated the aspirants for conducting themselves orderly as they sought votes and for bringing "free positive publicity to the party".

We will clearly be better briefed today.

Gombe State Governor, Dr Ibrahim Dankwambo, made the pledge on behalf of the governors at the 77th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja.

While pledging the cooperation of state governors, he said: "Our members are still up and doing and waiting".

He said that youths observed that it was high time the older party political class gave chance for the new emerging leadership for the party to evolve peacefully and transparently.

One of the NEC members, who spoke on condition of anonymity said, "It was at this point that the party agreed that governors, members of the Board of Trustees, aspirants should come to the aid of the party".

He said at no time did the board meeting to take such decision, pointing out that it was not the responsibility of the BoT to set the rules. He has the boldness, the national recognition, the will and the passion to pilot the affairs of the party.

He declared: "The leadership of the party should go to the Southsouth, which is the main base of the PDP".

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