Repeat PDP Nat’l Convention Ends Abruptly; New Resolutions Reached
LAGOS AUGUST 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Repeat National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] ended abruptly at the State PDP Secretariat, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Convention was presided over by the Chairman of Convention Planning Committee, Chief Nyesom Wike, the Executive Governor of Rivers State.
The convention which also has other Party leaders, Governors, Delegates took the following decisions:
1. Dissolving the earlier agenda to conduct elections into various offices to fill the vacuum orchestrated by the expiration of the tenure of the former Working Committee members;
2. The Convention ratified the constitution of the National Caretaker Committee as constituted by the 21st May, 2016 Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State;
3. Extended the tenure of the National Caretaker Committee ably led by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, CON by 12 months, that is 1 year.
That will enable the Party resolve all pending legal issues in Courts;
4. The Convention also increased the number of the Caretaker Committee from 7 to 13 in order to cater for all the offices available in the NWC and includes all the zones of the federation.
The Convention was then adjourned to a later date.
PDP also agreed to expand the life span of the caretaker committee for the period while it continues negotiation with Ali Modu Sheriff.
The development followed the disruption of the party’s National Convention scheduled to hold on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
The convention was aborted when operatives of the Nigerian Police sealed up the premises of the event.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State police command spoke on the reasons behind their actions.
He appeared on television stating that an Abuja Court had issued a directive ordering them to seal the venue.