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PDP NEC meets, may postpone convention

17 August 2016, 13:08

Port-Harcourt - Members of the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party are meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to consider the postponement of the party’s convention for another 90 days.

Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Rivers State, Nysome Wike, is presiding over the meeting which is taking place inside the Government House.

The NEC comprises members of  the Board of Trustees, members of the National  Caretaker Committee, National Assembly Members and Governors.

It also consists of some national and former national officers of the party.

The meeting was a follow up to the inability of the party to hold its planned national convention slated for Port Harcourt, Rivers State today.

It was gathered that the meeting may consider expanding the life span of the caretaker committee while the party continues negotiation with the factional National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff.

Armed policemen earlier prevented governors of the PDP, who had gathered at the Rivers State Government House for an emergency meeting over the stoppage of its national convention, from leaving the premises according to News24.

The PDP on its twitter handle stated that armed security agents blocked the gate of the Rivers State Government House with an armoured vehicle and prevented the PDP governors from leaving after their emergency meeting.

The party also accused the police of using armoured vehicle to smash into convoy of Governor Nyesom Wike.

The Force headquarters on Wednesday sealed off the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt, the venue of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party.

It was learnt that policemen stormed the venue of the convention around 4am on Wednesday.

- News 24


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