BREAKING: PDP Suspends Convention, Extends Makarfi’s Tenure For One Year


By Dipo Awojobi – Following the sealing off of Sharks Stadium venue of its National Convention by the Police, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday afternoon held a meeting inside the Government House, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and postponed its convention.
Ahmed Makarfi

During the meeting, the party extended the tenure of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee by another 12 months.

The leaders of the party were earlier prevented from leaving the Government House by security officials, who mounted vigil at the entrance to the Government House.

During the meeting, the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, inaugurated the National Executive Committee of the party.

Performing the inauguration, Senator Makarfi said that the National Executive Committee, NEC, include the Board, the PDP Governors, National Assembly Caucus, Board of Trustees, National Caucus, 36 State PDP chairmen and national officers of the party.
He said in the absence of the elected National officers, the National Caretaker Committee members will be part of NEC.

The National Caretaker Committee Chairman said that the National Caretaker Committee members cease to be NEC members once national officers are elected.

At the meeting were PDP governors, National Assembly members, Board of Trustees, National Caucus of the party, 36 State PDP chairmen and national Caretaker Committee members of the party.

The meeting has gone into a closed-door session. Journalists to be briefed later.


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