PDP names 128 men committee for national convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday appointed a 128-member National Convention Organising Committee to plan its forthcoming convention.

The party also appointed 44-member Zoning Committee to work out a zoning formula for its positions.

The convention committee is chaired by the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, with Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa as his deputy.

Twelve other governors of the party as well as the deputy governor of Zamfara State are also members of the committee.

They are the governors of Oyo, Sokoto, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Rivers and Taraba States.

Some of its members are also drawn from the National Assembly. They include Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia), Ndud Elumelu (Delta), Philip Aduda (FCT), Emmanuel Bwacha (Tataba), Kingsley Chinda (Rivers) and Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti).

The zoning committee is headed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State with Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue State as his deputy.

Some other members of the committee include the deputy governor of Zamfara State, Aliyu Mohammed, who will serve as secretary, former Senate Presidents, Pius Anyim and David Mark.

Former governors Babangida Aliyu, (Niger); Ayo Fayose (Ekiti); Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto); and Sule Lamido (Jigawa) are also members of the zoning committee.

The party announced the composition of the committees at its 93rd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at its national secretariat in Abuja.

The meeting was presided over by the acting National Chairman, Yemi Akinwonmi.

Two courts in Rivers State and Cross River State had recently restrained the Uche Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman.

The convention of the main opposition party will hold on 30 and 31 October to elect new members of the National Working Committee (NWC).

The convention was brought forward following the leadership crisis rocking the party.

The last elective convention was held in December 2017 during which the Secondus-led committee was elected.

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