Wike PDP convention will still hold as planned

The Rivers Governor also revealed that members from the South will meet to discuss a zoning formular.

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Governor Nyesom Wike has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention slated for August 17, 2016, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, will still hold.

A Federal High Court in Abuja had earlier declared that the national convention is illegal.

The Rivers Governor also revealed that members from the South will meet to discuss a zoning formula.

Wike said, “The court could not have sacked Senator Makarfi because it cannot sit on appeal on the judgment of a court of coordinate jurisdiction.”

Also speaking on the upcoming elections in Edo state, Wike said “The PDP in the South-South cannot be complete until we take over Edo State. Therefore, I urge INEC to conduct free and fair election in Edo State and every other state where we have elections.

“I thank the party in Edo State for doing quite well in their campaigns. As an opposition party, they have promoted the party’s chances through committed campaigns.”

He added that the PDP will come out as a strong united party, adding that Nigerians are yearning for the party to return to power.

Wike also called for the scrapping of the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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