Governors, members and delegate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, have arrived at the Eagles Square in Abuja to elect new officials.
The convention which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, is a crucial part of the party’s preparation for the 2023 elections in the country.
Those who have arrived include Governor of Adamawa State and Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee, Ahmadu Fintiri; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State; Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State; Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.
The Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe; and senators Philip Aduda, Biodun Olujimi and Obinna Ogba are among the lawmakers present.
Chairman of the organising committee of the convention, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri had earlier on Friday said efforts are on to reconcile most of the contestants.
“At the moment we are making efforts to reconcile most of our contestants so that we can scrutinise them and have a better convention
“We are expecting 3600 delegates tomorrow. Most of the positions, as of today, except for three will not be contested. We are still talking with those contesting,” Fintiri said on Friday.
Meanwhile, security operatives are making frantic efforts to secure life and property in and around the Eagles Square and the Federal Secretariat by extension.
While the operatives have blocked the roads around the venue to limit vehicular movements to the VIPs, fire vans and ambulances are parked at strategic points in and around the place.