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There were five attempts to stop PDP convention - Makarfi

12 August 2017, 08:11 | Melvin Schneider

There were five attempts to stop PDP convention - Makarfi

There were five attempts to stop PDP convention - Makarfi

The National Caretaker Committee (NCC) headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi will friday hold a press conference in Abuja to intimate its members on what to expect at tomorrow's event which will take place at the Eagles Square pavilion.

"I am impressed with the renewed enthusiasm and commitment of our members towards rebuilding the party after the protracted leadership tussle", Mark said.

Speaking at the opening session of the 75th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Friday night in Abuja, ‎Makarfi said, "we have very serious issues to discuss".

Members at the meeting it was learnt, also asked for the suspension of Senator Buruji Kashamu and some of his loyalists for making attempts at using the court to stop the convention.

Chairman of the 2017 Non-Elective Special National Convention Planning Committee, Sen.

Senator Ahmed Makarfi had on August 10 said that efforts were ongoing to settle the dispute between two purported factions of the party in the south-west region - Eddy Olafeso led faction and Makanjuola Ogundipe's faction.

Another item to be settled in today's convention is the Anambra state Caretaker Committee.

According to Adeyeye, the convention is a unity gathering of the PDP family which the global community will monitor.

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The said solving the issues of parallel Congresses in some states of the federation was paramount as it resolved that all matters relating to such states should be referred to the Convention for final decision. Arthur I. Okowa to give report on the preparation so far for the Convention.

The PDP had earlier zoned the position of president in the 2019 election to the north and national chairman to the south.

In another development, former Senate President, Senator David Mark has called on the PDP to avoid mistakes in Saturday's convention, and harped on the need for a hitch free convention.

"This unity convention is going to be a celebration for the PDP".

Governor of Ekiti and PDP Governors' Forum, Ayodele Fayose said the forum was committed to the success of the party.

Also in attendance were Governors of River state, Chief Nyesom Wike, Taraba state, Arc.

While acknowledging that the hopes of Nigerians were dashed by the ruling party, the PDP leader stated that if given another chance, the party was ready to make amends.

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