PDP crisis: Ex-minister, Aliyu, seek shift of convention

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PDP crisis: Ex-minister, Aliyu, seek shift of convention

PDP crisis: Ex-minister, Aliyu, seek shift of convention
May 05
06:24 2016

A group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu, has called for the postponement of the party’s national convention, scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on May 21.

Rising a meeting yesterday, the group, under the aegis of Concerned PDP Group, condemned developments within the party, particularly the process that led to the zoning of the chairmanship position to the Northeast.

After the marathon meeting in Abuja, the group decided, among others, that the procedure and conduct of the congresses nationwide were flawed with resultant disaffection and disagreements.

It said: “Furthermore, the current zoning formula for the position of national chairman, as adopted by only one-third of the National Executive Committee (NEC), is inconsistent with the original PDP principles.

“In consonance, therefore, the group unanimously resolved as follows:

Call for the postponement of the national convention and appeal to the leadership of the party to revisit these fundamental issues to enable the party to organize and conduct a more cohesive and acceptable national convention to avert the situation whereby aggrieved members may be compelled to organize parallel congress/convention.

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