Dec. 9 convention determines future of PDP – Group

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

An affiliate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under the umbrella of PDP Rescue Group, has warned that the future and fate of the party is dependent on the outcome of the December 9 convention of the party salted for Abuja.
In a statement issued by the secretary of the group, Muktari Shagari, it said after meeting and deliberations on the future of PDP, especially the convention slated next month, it resolved to advice the party to consider the lingering issues arising from congresses conducted at the state levels recently.
Other resolutions of the party were “That the future success or failure of the PDP as a viable political party is wholly dependent on the forthcoming National Convention;
“That given the importance of the convention in determining the future of the party, all hands must be on deck to support the efforts of the National Caretaker Committee, in achieving a hitch-free successful National Convention”.
It therefore urged the National Caretaker Committee to allow for a free, fair and transparent election in which party delegates elect candidates of their choices without any form of duress or imposition, adding that to achieve this, the National Caretaker Committee must ensure the congresses leading to the convention are also free and fair.
“To this end, the Group call on the National Caretaker Committee to fairly resolve the crisis associated with congresses recently conducted in some states. The Group commends the efforts of the National Caretaker Committee in steering the affairs of the party so far and advised that the party strictly adhere to rule of law and constitutionalism in the resolution of all party issues.
“That this is the best and only way to attain a successful National Convention and to keep the party strong, united and viable enough to win the next-coming general elections.”

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