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15 Jul 2016

Ahmed Makarfi Faction of PDP Fixes New Date For Party Convention

Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi factionof the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced August 17, 2016 as the new date for another National convention to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The announcement of the new date followed a meeting of the expanded caucus of the party which held at the Shehu Yaradua centre in Abuja.

The party has also named a committee to work out a new zoning arrangements for national offices with the consideration of the national chairman zoned to the South having approved presidency for the north.
“I wrote three letters to the president, none of them was replied. Initially, 

A national reconciliation committee was also constituted to continue reconciliation efforts in the party. The committee is led by the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

The party could not elect a new set of leaders in its convention which held in May due to various court orders.

Instead, the convention appointed a caretaker committee headed by a former governor of Kaduna state, Ahmed Makarfi.

However, a former national chairman of the party, Ali Sheriff, who had earlier announced the cancellation of the convention, insisted that he remained the chairman of the party.

The party’s national secretariat in Abuja is currently under seal by the Nigerian Police following altercations between the loyalists of the two factions.
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