PDP Convention To Hold In December
Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may hold its elective convention in December.
New leaders of the party are expected to be elected during the convention. The party’s new constitution is expected to be ratified during the process.
The convention, which could hold in Abuja, would be used to solidify the zoning of the party’s presidential ticket to the North.
The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee is said to be hastening up the processes that would lead to the convention.
While the tenure of the caretaker committee is to expire on December 16, 2017, the convention is to be held few days before the expiration date.
Reports suggest the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party would be called to ratify the date and the agenda for the convention.
The committee was put in place by the party’s national convention held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in 2016.
The committee was recently validated by the Supreme Court after former chairman, Ali Sheriff, had insisted and gotten the nod of the Court of Appeal to remain in office.
Aspirants for the office of chairman and other officers were already gearing up for the contest.