- The PDP special national convention planning committee has already commenced work
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who is the chairman of the committee says the convention will united the party
- Okowa made the comment at the first meeting of the committee at the party national secretariat in Abuja
Chairman of the special national convention planning committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed confidence that the convention of the party which will lead to the emergence of its presidential candidate will cement the bond that exists in the party and position it for victory in the 2019 general elections.
Governor Okowa made the disclosure on Tuesday, September 25, after a closed door meeting with members of the committee at the PDP national secretariat, Abuja.
"We had a fruitful deliberations, our desire is to take steps to further unite our party, be fair to all in such a way that we will inspire the confidence of stakeholders and party faithful.
“We are aware of the fact that the task of rebuilding our party is an onerous one and the decisions and actions we take as a committee occupies a very central position in the desire of our party to demonstrate to Nigerians that we are repositioned to turn things around for the overall good of Nigerians,” he said.
The governor continued, “last night, I and the leadership of the party met with a good number of the Presidential aspirants with a view to listening to them and securing their buy-in on how best we can be on the same page in our desire to carry everybody along ahead of the convention.”
He further explained that the essence of the closed door meeting with members of the planning committee was to secure the understanding of all on the need to organise a free, fair and very credible convention that will produce the presidential party flag bearer.
“As chairman, I am convinced that members of our party understand that Nigerians are looking up to the PDP to get it right and re-position the country's economy," he added.
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While calling for the support of all party members, Governor Okowa said the credibility of members of the convention planning committee will make the task a lot easier.
Governor Okowa was on Monday, September 24, inaugurated as the chairman of the committee of by the deputy national chairman of the PDP, Elder Yomi Akinwunmi.
Akinwunmi inaugurated the committee on behalf of the chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, at the national secretariat in Abuja.
Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi will serve as secretary to the committee for the convention scheduled for October 5 and 6.
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