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PDP To Hold National Convention On August 12

Former Senate president David Mark; and the former national chairman of the party Ahmadu Ali, were also among the attendees.The decision was taken on Tuesday, following series of consultative meetings involving the party’s National Caucus, the Board of Trustees, the National Executive Committee and members of the Caretaker Committee.New members of the party executive will not emerge at the August 12 convention because it is non-elective.Sundiata Post recalls that the Supreme Court had last week sacked the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction after a protracted legal tussle it embarked upon against the Senator Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.The two state chapters have been directed to revert to their executive committees prior to their dissolution.He said the meeting did not discuss the Lagos State local government election coming up on Saturday, adding that the matter has been left to the Lagos State chapter to handle.”Our vehicle to succeed is being united, talking to ourselves, ensuring that there is internal democracy and we will adhere to the principle of the party’s constitution to ensure that internal democracy is practised in the process of selecting those that will represent the party at various level”.Adeyeye however said that the no victor, no vanquished declaration by the party was still valid.Others were former Ministers, present and ex-officio members and past President.”Happening now at the National Secretariat of our great Party, the PDP is the meeting of the National Caucus”. And when that happens, people who stepped aside may step back’.He also thanked Nigerians for standing with the party during the period of its crisis, specially praising the PDP governors for remaining in the party throughout the leadership crisis.Makarfi said the PDP would support the enactment of a law in support of the gender parity in politics and participation in governance.”The first thing we need to do is to rebuild the party because when the party is strong, everything will be added to that”.Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store.