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PDP will reclaim its prime position in 2019 - Jonathan

13 August 2017

Most of the NCC members it was said, had lobbied the NEC members to limit the tenure extension to just three months, but the NEC in session, decided otherwise and forced down four months extension on the committee members within which it will conduct an elective convention.

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said on Saturday the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has recovered and returned to restore vibrancy and integrity to Nigeria's democracy.

Chief Clark, an elder statesman, said a situation where governors, government functionaries and candidates provided logistics and conveyed delegates to Abuja and other voting locations should be avoided. Any time longer than three months will not be in the interest of the party.

I begin this short address by thanking the National Caretaker Committee for the confidence reposed in us to serve as Chairman/Members of the Planning Committee for this Special Convention.

"Zoning of Presidency and Chairmanship of the Party". Ayim Pius Ayim, Governor of Ekiti state and Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Sen. We are rebounding back. I have gone round most African countries and I have seen that when a ruling party loses power, it somehow affects the party. The PDP is indeed back to reclaim its position as the party to lead Nigeria to greatness.

Sources within the party traced the attempts to stop the convention to the Southwest, where rival members continue to raise issues against one another.

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We will assume this mistake will be allowing the opposition party sweeping victory across the country's political clime.

Another issues for treatment was the issues concerning some states in the South West zone, especially in Osun, Lagos and Ogun. Today, let it be known to all Nigerians who prayed for us during our time of travail that the PDP is back with a bang.

He said: "You will recall that I was one of the elders and senior members of PDP, the party in power at the centre from the return of democracy in 1999 to 2015". You can come back and join us, you are always welcome.

It was learnt that the issue was further discussed at various meetings held by some other caucuses, as well as the governors of the party last night and decisions were taken on how the issue will be tabled in such a way that will be acceptable to the party members without giving any sign of persecution.

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

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PDP will reclaim its prime position in 2019 - Jonathan