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17 Aug 2016

JUST IN: PDP suspends National Convention, Inaugurate NEC in Government House, Port Harcourt

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday postponed its national convention billed for today, Wednesday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.

Minority Leader of the House of Reps, Leo Ogor moves a motion for the convention to be suspended and it was seconded by voice vote after which the majority carried the day.

Meanwhile the National Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has inaugurated the National Executive Committee of the party.
Performing the inauguration at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday , Senator Makarfi said that the National Executive Committee, NEC, include the Board : The PDP Governors, National Assembly Caucus , Board of Trustees, National Caucus, 36 State PDP chairmen and national officers of the Party.
He said in the absence of the elected National officers, the National Caretaker Committee members will be part of NEC.
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman said that the National Caretaker Committee members seize to be NEC members once national officers are elected.
At the meeting were PDP Governors, National Assembly Caucus , Board of Trustees, National Caucus, 36 State PDP chairmen and national Caretaker Committee members of the Party.
The meeting has gone into a closed session. Journalists will be briefed subsequently.
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