Monday, 11 December, 2017

APC afraid of holding national convention - Makarfi

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Melinda Barton | 08 December, 2017, 06:50

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that some agents of the Federal Government are planning to disrupt its National Convention scheduled to hold in Abuja on Saturday.

The 2017 Elective National Convention of the PDP will hold on Saturday December 9-Sunday 10, 2017 at the Eagle Square, Central Business Area, Abuja.

He further announced that the State PDP has unanimously endorsed Prince Uche Secondus, as sole aspirant for the position of national chairman.

The petition added that Akobundu did not resign his position as vice chairman of the PDP in the zone when he was appointed as the Minister of State for Defence in 2014.

The party also said that Osun state is equally excluded and would not participate in the national convention while Anambra state was still being considered, following the disagreements among members in the state.

While it is settled that the position was zoned to the south, the party's leaders have pitched their tents accordingly to candidates from the zone.

He said: "We want a chairman that will be able to run the administration of the party and bring right candidates that will be flag bearers for elections, especially at the state levels".

According to him, the PDP while in power never interrupted programmes of other political parties, "rather it encouraged the growth of other parties", he said.

As a party that was nearly completely disintegrated by leadership crisis, it is inconceivable that it could allow another strife based on individual and group interests to divide it ahead of the next elections.

THEWILL also cautions the APC to stay out of the PDP's business to allow it put its house together for the betterment and deepening of our democratic process. They are not thinking about the future of the party. Competition they say brings out the best in people.

"They are afraid that if the PDP should hold a successful convention, that their days in government are numbered". This is the only way the people can really enjoy the dividends of democratic rule.