PDP mulls suspension of members as convention holds

Postado Agosto 13, 2017

Rising from the 75th National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting held on Friday at the National Secretariat of the Party, PDP resolved that it would, on Saturday, look into some issues affecting the party especially in some states.

The delegates also ratified the dissolution of the factional executive committees of the party in Anambra, and authorised Mr. Makarfi's committee to set up a caretaker committee in the state.

"While in the party I paid my dues to its fullest until I retired from partisan politics in 2015".

There have been calls on the national leadership of the party to expel some members believed to be causing more trouble.

"If there are interested members of the caretaker committee in elected positions, such as president, senator or governor". Arthur I. Okowa, former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Sen.

The Convention is the highest decision making body of the party. We are rebounding back.

On a personal note, I reckon it a thing of great joy and privilege to be saddled with the responsibility of heading one of the Committees created to kick-start the process of rebuilding and rebranding our great party, the PDP.

I must not also forget all the Nigerians who are desirous for the PDP to get its act together and play the role of a strong and vibrant opposition, which is critical for sustainable democracy in the country. Part of The Ekweremadu Committee Report which zoned the Presidency to the North and the National Chairmanship to the South should be adopted.

According to the lawmaker, this is a new era for the country's political journey.

"We will continue to pray for the president".

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He expressed optimism about the future of the party after the convention, but warned members that the party could not afford to make another mistake.

He appealed to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa-led Convention Committee to ensure the conduct of a convention that would unite the party and provide a sense of belonging to its members.

I am convinced that our wilderness experience may well be a blessing in disguise, for two reasons.

"We may not have done very well but even in the fight against corruption, we came up with innovations because of our strong policies topmost among them being the treasury single account (TSA)".

He said, "As a human institution we can not claim to be flawless, but obviously as a political party, our accomplishments up till 2015 are clear for everybody to see".