- PDP has called emergency NEC meeting over its convention venue
- The convention was slated to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on October 6
- Governor Nyesom Wike had threatened that his government would not support any desperate PDP presidential aspirant who is against hosting of convention in the state
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has summoned its National Executive Committee meeting to discuss the venue for its national convention.
Legit.ng reports that the emergency NEC meeting holds in Abuja later today Friday, September 28.
It was gathered that the convention was slated to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on October 6.
It was gathered that some members of the party had kicked against Port Harcourt, claiming that the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is rooting for one of the presidential aspirants.
One of the presidential aspirants is also believed to have used his influence to break the ranks of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party on the issue.
The BoT, which is described as the conscience of the party, was initially banned from campaigning for any of the 13 aspirants.
The chairman of the board, Senator Walid Jibrin, made the pronouncement on behalf of the BoT.
He said the Board arrived at the conclusion after its meeting with its members.
Some of the members of the board, however, had jettisoned the directive and had pitched tents with their preferred candidates.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, declared that his government would not support any desperate Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant who is sabotaging the economy of the state by fighting the hosting of the party’s presidential primary in Port Harcourt.
It was reported that in a statement by his special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor further warned that there would be consequences if the party succumbs to pressures from planted PDP presidential aspirants to move the party’s national convention away from Port Harcourt.
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