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Published On: Sat, Aug 31st, 2013

PDP Crisis Deepens as Atiku, 7 Governors, Walk Out of PDP Convention, Elect Own Executives

The breakaway PDP members


LAGOS AUGUST 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)-Seven governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have walked out of the ongoing special delegates convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), thereby deepening the crisis in the ruling party.
The governors who took what may be a final walk from the troubled party are those of Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Rivers, Niger, Adamawa, and Kwara.

The governors followed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who also walked out, to the Yar’Adua Center in Abuja where they are currently addressing a press conference to detail the reasons for their storming out. Also in the protest walk is a former chairman of the PDP, Abubakar Baraje, and some Senators.
The aggrieved members who walked out of the convention has elected Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Abubakar Baraje as the chairman of the party, while former Osun State governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, is the Secretary.
Both men were elected a short while ago at a parallel convention at the Musa Yar’Adua center in Abuja after the party appeared to fall apart, leading to the walking out of several top members and delegates. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and eight governors led the walkout. Also elected today as Deputy Chairman was Dr. Sam Jaja, while Binta Kaoje was elected as woman leader.
The mini convention began shortly after the walkout delegates abandoned the party’s special convention, which was being held at the Eagle Square with President Goodluck Jonathan in attendance.
Source: Saharareporters

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