#PDPDECIDES: 2,800 Delegates To Attend National Convention
If you are member of the PDP all roads lead to Abuja over the next 8 days.
The delegates in whose hands the future of the party has been entrusted must be aware of how crucial their roles are to the sustenance of the party.
Over 2,800 delegates are to vote at the December 9 national convention.
The figure could be higher as the list is yet to accommodate delegates from Osun State, where the congresses to elect them were inconclusive.
Rising from its 77th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday, the party dismissed threats by some members to conduct a parallel convention.
Some of the aspirants complained about the failure of the party's leadership to micro zone the position of the chairman to the South West.
Some other aspirants have kicked against micro zoning the position of National Secretary.
The party threw the contest for Chairman open to all the three geopolitical zones in the South, while micro-zoning that of National Secretary to Kaduna and Katsina states.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, National Publicity Secretary Dayo Adeyeye confirmed that the NEC had approved the decisions on zoning.
Adeyeye also said the NEC approved the list of the convention committee and other sub committees set up for the purpose of the convention.
He, however, declined to reveal the identities of members of the committee.
The party spokesman said the NEC warned aspirants to the various positions against campaign of calumny and utterances that could hurt their opponents.
Chairman of the Caretaker Committee Senator Ahmed Makarfi said the leadership had refused to take offence at the criticisms and verbal attacks directed at him by the various aspirants.
“If you don’t get what you want today, you can get it tomorrow,” Makarfi counseled, adding that the leadership would ensure a level playground for all contestants.
Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwabo, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said governors elected on the platform of the party are working with the NEC to achieve success.
Some of those in attendance include: Governors Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, former Senate President David Mark; former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; were among those in attendance.
The governors of Abia and Bayelsa States sent their deputies.
However, governors of Ekiti, Taraba, Enugu, Cross River and Ebonyi did not attend and were not represented.
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