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PDP Convention set to kick off

Over 3,600 delegates from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, are converging at the Eagle Square, Abuja, for the national elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Addressing newsmen at the party’s headquarters on Friday, Fintiri said: “We will be expecting 3, 600 delegates tomorrow.

We’re still compiling the list of delegates. You know PDP has produced a lot of officials for this country and our constitution has also allowed for some former this and former that and we have people that have crossed over to the other side. So,we  have to be careful so that we don’t include them. But at the moment, I think we are satisfied that we have brought the list to where we  feel we are okay.“

All the positions being contested for are fully occupied. The result of the screening committee was submitted to me yesterday and all the positions and individuals that were disqualified, were further upheld by the Appeal Committee.“

At the moment, we are making efforts to reconcile most of our contestants so that we can streamline them to have a better convention, which will be hitch-free and deepen our chances for 2023. Most of the positions as at today, except   for three, will not be contested.“

What we will be doing tomorrow along with you, has reduced significantly and we will  keep posting as the events unfold. At the moment, we are  talking to those that are contesting for the office of the deputy national chairman (south), national auditor and national youth leader.

On Friday, a Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State dismissed the complaint brought by suspended Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Uche Secondus, challenging the party’s National Convention scheduled for October 30-31, 2021.

Secondus asked the court to issue an Interim Order of Injunction suspending Saturday’s national convention pending the outcome of a complaint contesting his dismissal as national chairman