PDP Party announces date for new National Convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced another date for a fresh national convention.

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PDP members at a convention play

PDP members at a convention

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced Wednesday, August 17, 2016 as the date for its National Convention.

The party will elect new officers that would take over from the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee during the planned convention.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee chairman, Ahmed Makarfi.

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The announcement was the outcome to a meeting of the expanded caucus of the party which took place in Abuja on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

The party has also named a committee to work out a new zoning arrangements for national offices.  It zoned the national chairman to the South having approved presidency for the north.

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Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president was elected to lead a national reconciliation committee which was constituted to address the lingering crisis between factions within the party.

Ali Modu Sheriff play

Ali Modu Sheriff

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The party failed to elect a new set of leaders in its convention which held in May due to various court orders.

This led to the appointed a caretaker committee headed by a former governor of Kaduna state, Ahmed Makarfi.

Ali Modu Sheriff, who had earlier announced the cancellation of the convention, insisted that he remained the chairman of the party.

PDP secretariat play

Mob at the PDP national secretariat, Abuja (Pulse)

 

Altercations between loyalists of the two factions led to the closure of the party's national secretariat in Abuja.