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Five attempts to stop PDP convention failed - Makarfi

Five attempts to stop PDP convention failed - Makarfi

Mark, therefore, charged the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led Special Convention Committee not to leave any stone unturned to guarantee a hitch-free exercise.

"I am impressed by the renewed enthusiasm and commitment of members towards rebuilding the party after the protracted leadership tussle", he said.

"In this kind of planning you will have some challenges here and there but there are solutions being proffered to everyone of them and we are confident that we are on the right track and it shall be well on Saturday".

"As a party we have realised areas we made mistakes and we are working hard to correct these mistakes with a view to putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians".

Meanwhile, as part of the build- up to today's convention, the PDP held a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. "We are expecting high profile defectors in the next three weeks or so".

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He said the party was ready to reclaim power from the All Progressive Congress, assuring that the party will deliver dividends of democracy and engender steady growth and holistic development of the country.

"We are going to overcome that with our resilience and to do the needful", Makarfi said.

Over 3000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party are expected to be in attendance at its unity convention in Abuja this Friday at 6pm.

He added that the PDP was just making an unsubstantiated claim.

Barely 24 hours to the non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party's Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed is extending the olive branch to its ousted national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

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"He was invited to the last NEC meeting but he did not attend".

"We are confident that we will not lose any our valuable members to the former ruling party".

"How can one explain the decision of the PDP leadership to remove Dokpesi simply because one of the governors does not like his face.This is part of the impunity we are talking about", the source said.

He said it was unfortunate that some of the aspirants did not show up at the venue of the screening, even 90 minutes after 9.am when the event was scheduled to take off.

The five PDP governorship aspirants that passed the screening hurdle were Ifeanyi Ubah, Senator Stella Odua, Alex Obiogbolu, John Okechukwu Emeka and Lynda Ikpeazu.

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