PDP Holds Non-elective Convention On August 12
Over 3,000 delegates from across the country are expected to converge in Abuja on Saturday as the PDP finds its way back to reckoning.
It is the first of such gathering since the party survived a leadership crisis which was resolved by the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
The convention has as its main agenda the extension of the NCC’s tenure to enable it execute an elective national convention as well as approving a number of proposed amendments to its constitution.
The Eagle Square, Abuja venue of the event is already wearing a new look with the necessary dais mounted along with other venue decorations.
Some highlights of the gathering will include:
1. Ratification of some amendments to the party’s constitution bothering on less cumbersome waivers
2. Stripping the national chairman of powers to summon convention
3. Inclusions of some regional offices into the National Working Committee (NWC)
4. Membership expansion of caucuses and National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, ex-Vice President, Namadi Sambo, serving and ex-governors, ex-ministers, PDP members in both chambers of the National Assembly and Board of Trustees (BoT) members are expected to attend.
Similarly, founding fathers of the party, ex-principal officers of the National Assembly, state chairmen, local government chairmen, party elders and all members nationwide will also attend.
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