PDP fixes October 30 for national convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed October 30 and 31 for the conduct of the national convention of the party.

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, made the announcement after a closed-door meeting of the PDP national caucus at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.


“We have just rising from the 40th meeting of the national caucus of our great party the PDP where we have resolved to submit to the NEC of our party tomorrow a recommendation from the national working committee (NWC) for the national convention of our party to be held between Friday 30th of October to Saturday, 31st of October,” he said.


“Venue will be determined tomorrow by National Executive Committee (NEC).”

Tambuwal said the caucus has appointed David Mark, former senate president, to lead the reconciliation of aggrieved members who have initiated court cases against the party.


“Also, this distinguish body has empaneled eight distinguish leaders of our party under the able leadership of former president of the senate, senator David Mark to interface with our leaders who are involved in this issue, so that all court matters can will be withdrawn for normalcy to return to the party,” he said.


Responding to a question on the counter court judgment temporary restoring Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the party, Tambuwal said the party is yet to be served the court order.

“That matter came up, in view of the fact that we are yet to receive the service of the court order, we empanel this committee; it is part of what this committee will look at,” he said.


The crisis rocking the PDP took a new twist this week.


On Monday, a high court in Rivers state granted an interim order restraining Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.


The party subsequently named Yemi Akinwonmi, deputy national chairman (south) of the PDP, as the acting chairman of the party on Thursday.


But hours later, a Kebbi state high court ordered the return of Secondus as national chairman of the party. 

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