We are set for a successful convention of the PDP - Governor Okowa

We are set for a successful convention of the PDP - Governor Okowa

It said this is because of the provision of the Constitution that deals with new entrants into the party.

Makarfi spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when he received the chairman of the Steering Committee on the Development of Strategic Plan for the National Institute of Legislative Studies, Aminu Shagari, and members on a courtesy visit. Oyelese pointed out that Wike and some PDP governors are fighting to make sure Secondus emerges as Chairman. For want of a better language, he is a bulldozer, whose contributions to the victories recorded by the PDP in the state and at the national level can hardly be quantified. "The ability of any party to go through the problems of party formation - challenges of going through the ups and downs and come together again after learning lessons from what happened and agree to move forward - is good for democracy", he said.

Mark said that allowing the people's will to prevail will restore the dignity of the party.

"They are afraid that if the PDP should hold a successful convention, their days in government are numbered". As at today, we are confident that we are on course, in terms of trying to provide all that has to be done on Saturday.

The governor, however, said the convention be restricted as not all members would be granted access to the venue in the interest of the party.

On his part, chairman of PDP's BoT, Sen Walid Jibrin, said "As the party joyfully welcomes Atiku back to his home PDP, we are equally waiting to receive more members of the APC, including Sen".

"They have been trying every effort, but we are happy that we have no information that it is coming from the very top".

Speaking to cross section of Journalists at the Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat of the PDP in Abuja on Thursday, Senator Okowa who is also, the Governor of Delta State after committee meetings that lasted more than 4 hours, disclosed that the committees for the events have submitted their reports, assuring that all was set for the convention.

He said: "The success story, so far, is a confirmation of series of interaction with leaders and founding members of the party".

Meanwhile, the party has technically barred the states of Anambra and Osun from taking part in the convention because of internal squabbles within the party chapter of the two states.

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