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PDP Suspends Election Into National Offices, Says Convention Ongoing

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday suspended the election into its national executive council, but insisted the party’s national convention is ongoing

The convention now is to decide on appointing a new caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party or renew the tenure of the Makarfi-led caretaker committee, whose tenure expires this weekend.

Minority Leader of the House of Reps, Leo Ogor moved a motion for election into the national offices to be suspended and it was seconded by voice vote after which the majority carried the day.

Members of the National Executive Committee of the party had proceeded to meet after Police sealed off the Port-Harcourt venue of the convention.

Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is presiding over the meeting, which is taking place inside the Government House.

The NEC comprises members of the Board of Trustees, members of the National Caretaker Committee, National Assembly Members and Governors.

It also consists of some national and former national officers of the party.

More details to come.



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