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PDP convention: Stakeholders to decide on zoning Sept 9

   From left: Former Presidential Candidate of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; National Secretary of the Party, Sen. Umaru Ibrahim-Tsauri and Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa, during the PDP National Executive Committee Meeting in Abuja yesterday 									Photo: NAN
From left: Former Presidential Candidate of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; National Secretary of the Party, Sen. Umaru Ibrahim-Tsauri and Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa, during the PDP National Executive Committee Meeting in Abuja yesterday Photo: NAN

The 92nd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presided over by the party’s acting national chairman, Yemi Akinwonmi, has resolved to reconvene on September 9, 2021, to decide on the zoning of party offices ahead of the October 31 national convention.

The PDP’s constitution provides for zoning of the presidential ticket, chairmanship and other slots between the northern and southern regions of the country.

Addressing newsmen at the end of the NEC meeting on Saturday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the NEC approved October 30 to 31convention date, with Abuja as venue.

Daily Trust reports that the zoning formula to be decided at the September 9 NEC meeting would be adopted at the convention.

The convention will also throw up a new crop of National Working Committee (NWC) members, who would administer the affairs of the party for an initial period of four years.

Ologbondiyan said, “The NEC has resolved that Abuja will be the venue of the national elective convention slated for October 31.The NEC is to meet on September 9 to approve the various nominations into the respective national convention committees.

“The party boasts of more experienced hands in party politics, as well as governance. Its internal crisis management mechanism is far better than the operations of the APC as a party and even as government.

“The NEC is confident that the PDP has earned the trust of Nigerians once again and our party will do better when given the opportunity to lead the country.”

Daily Trust reports that with the order from the High Court in Cross River State on Friday, restraining Secondus from parading himself as the party’s national chairman, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi remained the acting national chairman at the time of filing this report.

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