- Kogi state senator, Dino Melaye, has opened up of the recent challenges the Peoples Democratic Party is facing ahead of its convention
- Melaye, on Thursday, October 28, pointed out that the All Progressives Congress is responsible for the crisis bedeviling the opposition
- The controversial politician also shut down rumous that he has no plans of returning to the ruling party
Senator Dino Melaye, former Kogi West Senator says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is behind the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) recent travails.
The former lawmaker made the remark during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, October 28.
Melaye during the interview explained that the opposition is solid, adding that there is no fear or agitation.
According to him, the agitation is rather from the ruling party who are part of those orchestrating the current crisis.
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He went on to note that the party's convention will hold as scheduled inspite of the hanging court verdict due to court battles between PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus and the party framework.
Melaye maintained that the verdict will go in the way of the PDP, saying members are not anxious. He said programs and preparation towards the convention are ongoing.
The Kogi politician also said he has no plans of returning to the ruling party. Melaye, who is a former member of the APC revelaed that no reasonable person will go back to his vomit.
PDP convention shaky as Appeal Court reserves judgement
According to an earlier report by Legit.ng, PDP will know if its convention will go as planned following the decision of an Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt to reserve ruling till Friday, October 29.
The appeal was filed by the suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus.
Secondus had initiated a suit against the party over his suspension and the scheduled national convention.
He urged the court to suspend the party’s national convention scheduled for October 30 and 31 in Abuja respectively.
PDP convention: Party leaders move to prevail on Secondus to drop suit
In a related development, PDP leaders have swung into action with the hope of saving the party from impending doom.
While the PDP is yet to file a response to the appeal filed before a Court of Appeal sitting in Rivers state, sources within the party have continued to plead with Secondus to have a rethink.
A source in PDP said several party leaders have arrived in Abuja in preparation for the national convention while a whole other have concluded plans to be present at the event