PDP: Makarfi Seeks Tenure Extension
Few weeks after the Supreme Court declared his caretaker committee, as the authentic leadership of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi is looking at extending his stay.
The leadership may push for a six-month extension of its mandate at its non-elective convention slated for August 12.
The 12 months mandate given to the caretaker committee will expire on August 12, the date chosen by the PDP for its non-elective national convention.
A source at the national headquarters of the PDP said at the weekend that the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, which held last week, took into consideration the short time available to the caretaker committee to achieve its assignment.
“One of the fundamental reasons why the NEC of the party decided to hold a non-elective convention is to extend the duration of the NCC in line with the provisions of our constitution.
“We are a law abiding party. We looked at our constitution and realised that there was the need for us to keep faith with the judgment of the Supreme Court, which clearly re-emphasised the supremacy of the party’s national convention as provided for in its constitution,” he said.
He further disclosed that the NEC had already endorsed an extension of the tenure of the NCC, but felt that it would be better to use the platform of the non-elective convention to ratify it.