Five attempts to stop PDP convention failed - Makarfi

Five attempts to stop PDP convention failed - Makarfi

Five attempts to stop PDP convention failed - Makarfi

Arthur I. Okowa, former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Sen.

The leadership of the National Caretaker Committee of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said that there was a failed attempt by some people to stop the PDP Special Non-Elective Convention, scheduled for Saturday (today) in Abuja, through a court order on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the party is under intense pressure to suspend some of its members believed to be sabotaging its peace efforts, even as it holds its non-elective convention, which narrowly survived being stopped by court, which main agenda is the task of extending the tenure of the caretaker committee for at least 90 days.

"If presidential election is to take place in February 2019, the minimum time required by an elected executive needs more than 12 months to settle than". Part of The Ekweremadu Committee Report which zoned the Presidency to the North, and the National Chairmanship to the South should be adopted.

I have risen to where I am as a Senate President on the platform of the party.

"So, the point I want to make is that I remain in PDP and I will work hard with other faithful members to bring it back".

"While others are of the view that the arrangement should be allowed, some are saying, it should be left open to all interested party members and allow delegates to chose whoever they want".

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The party also deliberated on issues of parallel Congresses in some states of the federation and resolved that all matters relating to such states should be referred to the Convention for final decision.

"We have seen so much enthusiasm by members".

He appealed to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa-led Convention Committee to ensure the conduct of a convention that would unite the party and provide a sense of belonging to its members.

"We have come this far through a tortuous journey".

"Those who are decamping from PDP to APC are fair weather friends of the Party".

"We bequeathed the largest economy in Africa to the APC but they squandered it within six months to one year", Adeyeye adding that the two years administration of President Muhammadu Buhari remains "the worst era in the history of Nigeria".

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