PDP To Inaugurate Convention Committee On Friday
The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has slated Friday 17 (tomorrow) for the inauguration of its national convention organizing committee.
The 270-member committee is chaired by Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri while Governors Duoye (Bayelsa) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo) serve as deputy chairman and secretary respectively.
Also appointed as members are former governors elected on the platform of the PDP, ex- Ministers as well as serving and former members of the National Assembly.
Amidst growing anxiety over pending court suits especially with suspended national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus approaching the Abuja division of the Appeal Court to quash his suspension, the Fintiri-led committee is working closely with an ad-hoc committee chaired by former Senate President, David Mark for a possible resolution of all pending cases out of court.
The main opposition party is set to retain the office of its national chairman in the South to pave way for the Presidential candidate to emerge from the North.
Although none of the leaders of the party has officially indicated interest to succeed Secondus, former Osun state governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose are seen as early birds for the plum office.
There are also indications that Prince Secondus has resolved to test his popularity among party delegates set to hit the nation’s capital for the convention.