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Ex-Niger gov, 8 others demand postponement of PDP convention

05 May 2016, 12:50

Abuja - Immediate past governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, and eight other prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have called for the postponement of the party’s national convention slated for May 21, 2016, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of the PDP Concerned Group on Wednesday in Abuja, Aliyu, who is the chairman of the group, said the current party’s zoning formula for the position of its National Chairman was inconsistent with the original PDP principles.

Also read: Aggrieved PDP members move to stop National Convention

The meeting had in attendance the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed, Hajiya Zainab Maina, John Odey, Sulaiman Abubakar, Captain Hassan Mohammed (rtd), Sa’idu Ndako Idris, Dr Bolere Ketebu and  Kaulaha Aliyu, 

They said the procedure and conduct of the congresses nationwide were greeted with disaffection and disagreement.

The PDP chieftains said postponement of the convention would enable the party to restrategise, organise and conduct a more cohesive and acceptable national convention and stop aggrieved members from organising parallel congresses and conventions.

- News 24


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