IBB Reacts To Atiku's Defection, Expects Successful PDP Convention

IBB Reacts To Atiku's Defection, Expects Successful PDP Convention

He was also confident that the committee would conduct a hitch-free and widely accepted national convention on Saturday, December 9 in Abuja.

While expressing delight at Atiku's return to the party, Adeyeye maintained that the former vice president could and would only make a speech at the convention but not cast a vote.

The convention, he said "will be a very hard choice between a step in the forward direction and one that will take us backwards and that is why we must all strive to do all that it takes not to get it wrong but to make the right choices".

"He was one of the founding fathers, one of those who built this party and he is coming back home".

"We are solidly behind him and those in his camp because Nigerians need him; the PDP needs him and the nation's democracy also needs him, if it must endure and to redeem the dying Nigerian people".

Punch however reports that there are indications that the PDP would be amending the said sections at the convention to allow returnees contest for any position and to vote or be voted for after a six-month probation period.

"He will be part of this convention".

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On reports that the Chairman of the electoral panel and former governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswan, had declared support for a candidate, Okowa said: "I am not aware that he has declared support for any particular candidate but even if he has any sentiments for anyone, he will not be in a position at all, on the convention day to do anything that is unjust".

He said the party had "credible information" that some "overzealous elements in the government" were planning to "disrupt" the convention.

Though he said there was nothing to show that President Muhammadu Buhari was part of the plot, he pleaded with him to intervene by calling the unnamed aides to order.

Makarfi assured members and supporters of the party that his focus is to ensure that the convention is credible, transparent and successful.

He said: "I want to draw your attention to an issue that bothers us".

"The governors did not take a decision on that and we have 25 states that are not controlled by the PDP governors; we believe more persons will come into our party and we are ready to receive them", he said. It is a very credible information. They are doing everything possible to make sure that this convention is disrupted.

"This is a credible information and that is why we are appealing to President Buhari to please rein in his aides".

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