- Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has revealed the agenda of the PDP ahead of the October 31 national convention
- Tambuwal disclosed the PDP is trying in all ramifications to make sure consensus candidates are gotten for all elective positions
- The governor revealed further that the party has realized a higher percentage in producing candidates for executive spots
FCT, Abuja - Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is working tirelessly in achieving a consensus candidate in all key positions at the forthcoming national convention slated for Sunday, October 31.
Tambuwal who is the chairman of the main opposition’s Governors Forum, made this disclosure, while interacting with journalists at the end of the PDP governors meeting held on Thursday, October 28, at the Akwa Ibom Governors Lodge in Abuja.
The governor noted that not less than 80 percent has been realized in producing consensus candidates for various elective positions.
Tambuwal was flanked by his colleagues - Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta; Emmanuel Udom, Akwa-Ibom; Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa; Samuel Ortom, Benue, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo state.
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Others were Nyesom Wike, Rivers; Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia; Bala Mohammed, Bauchi, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu state.
“By the grace of God, we are here to discuss about convention starting from Friday to Sunday. We held the meeting of the PDP governors forum and as you can see, all of us attended.
“Chairman of the convention committee brought us up to the speed on how prepared they are for us to hold our convention starting from Friday, Oct. 29 through to Saturday.
“We are also happy to say that part of what we discussed was the process of arriving at consensus during the convention.
“So far, we can say that with certainty that we have achieved not less than 80% of that process and it is still ongoing.
“We are hoping that at the end of the day, we are going to have a hitch free convention and possibly have all the candidates emerge via consensus.
“Consensus is part of democratic process and we are imbibing that in the interest of our party so that we can continue to have stability that will reposition the party as we have always said for the future.”
Party leaders move to prevail on Secondus to drop suit
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have swung into action with the hope of saving the party from impending doom.
The suspended PDP's national chairman, Uche Secondus had initiated a suit against the party over his suspension and the scheduled national convention.
Secondus also sought a court's order mandating the PDP not to proceed with its planned national convention slated to hold on October 30 and 31.
Dino Melaye identifies who is responsible for opposition's challenges
Earlier, 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.