The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Executive Council on Saturday ratified the October 30th Convention date agreed by the National Caucus during its meeting
NEWSMEN learnt that the meeting while deliberating on the recommendations of the National Working Committee draft time table for the 2021 Elective National Convention on Saturday, also approved Abuja as venue for the Convention.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan said the meeting also agreed to meet on September 9th to review and adopt the zoning of National Offices and to announce membership of the Convention Planning Committee.
In their separate messages, the PDP Acting Chairman Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, BOT Chairman Senator Wali Jibrin, Chairman PDP Governor’s forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Senate Minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was also, the 2019 Presidential candidate, commended the reconciliatory mechanism of the party that had helped in resolving the leadership crisis that engulfed the party.
The Speakers took a swipe at the APC led Government over the worsening security situation in the country and the economy which they noted is at its lowest ebb.
It urged members of the party and Nigerians to remain focused and not lose hope as PDP leaders continue to work out a strategy for a come back, stressing that PDP cannot afford to fail Nigerians.