BREAKING: PDP to hold convention before end of October


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will conduct its national convention before the end of October.

The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, made the announcement after a closed-door meeting of the party stakeholders in Abuja on Tuesday.

The convention was initially meant to take place in December.

The national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, has been under intense pressure of late, with demands for his resignation coming from various quarters. But commenting on the internal crisis in the party, Tambuwal said the members have agreed to work together.

Going by the decision of the party, he will remain chairman until the convention planned for October.


“We are very happy to announce that we have discussed all matters and we have resolved to continue to work as a united family,” Tambuwal said.

Speaking at the meeting, Wajil Jubrin, chairman, PDP board of trustees, said the presence of the governors is evidence that the party is committed to ending the crisis.

Jubrin advised party stakeholders to put aside personal interest and deliberate on the issues that will benefit the party.

Also speaking, Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, said the party belongs to everyone and can reinvent itself at any point, adding that Nigerians are looking up to the PDP to succeed the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The stakeholders subsequently went into a closed-door session for about an hour — after which the rescheduled convention date was announced.

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