PDP Succumb To Sheriff, Holds National Convention In Abuja


The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, conceded to one of the demands of the embattled former National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff: the holding of the party’s next national convention in Abuja.

The BoT after a four-hour meeting in Abuja, asked the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee to work towards holding the next convention in Abuja, the nation’s seat of power.

The BoT, composed of those regarded as elders of the party, also called for the constitution of a new convention planning committee so as “to ensure a credible, transparent, free and fair convention.”

In a communiqué read by its National Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, the BoT added that the planning committee should be approved by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), which should be convened immediately.

Senator Jibrin, who read the seven-paragraph communiqué said: “The next convention should be held in Abuja.

“To ensure a credible, transparent, free and fair convention, a new Convention Planning Committee should be constituted by the National Caretaker Committee and approved by NEC.”

Source: Leadership Newspaper