PDP: Don't stay longer than 3 months - Clark tells Makarfi

Ebony Scott
August 12, 2017

Earlier on Wednesday the party had held a committee meeting at the party's national secretariat in Abuja, where the Convention Committee chairman, Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, and his subcommittee chairmen, deliberated on matters concerning the successful conduct of the convention, where principal officers of the party will be chosen. "Such persons should not remain in office as members of the caretaker committee for more than three months", he said.

Meanwhile, the party is under intense pressure to suspend some of its members believed to be sabotaging its peace efforts, even as it holds its non-elective convention, which narrowly survived being stopped by court, which main agenda is the task of extending the tenure of the caretaker committee for at least 90 days. Arthur I. Okowa, former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Sen.

"Let all presidential aspirants from the 19 states of the North be subjected to one primaries; whereas, all national chairmanship candidates from the 17 states of the South also be subjected to one primary to contest together, so as to produce the best candidate, to practicalise democracy", he added.

The Eagles Square in Abuja is the venue of the event.

Describing the convention as a unity gathering of the PDP family, he said the worldwide community was already in Abuja to monitor the exercise.

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

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Members of the PDP across the country are coming.

"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".

"While others are of the view that the arrangement should be allowed, some are saying, it should be left open to all interested party members and allow delegates to chose whoever they want".

He expressed optimism about the future of the party after the convention, but warned members that the party could not afford to make another mistake.

In a statement issued yesterday, Mark again dismissed speculations that he would decamp from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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