PDP Set To Hold 75th National Convention In Abuja

PDP Set To Hold 75th National Convention In Abuja

By Manny Akpan | News Reporter on August 10, 2017
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The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is set to hold its 75th National Convention in Abuja on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

This would be the first major gathering of the leading opposition party in Nigeria after the Supreme Court judgement which brought an end to the leadership tussle between Ali Modu Sheriff, a former chairperson of the party and Ahmed Makarfi, the current national leader of the PDP.

In an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Thursday, August 10, 2017, signed by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the national publicity secretary of the PDP, revealed that there would be a meeting of the national executive committee of the party on Friday, ahead of the “Special Non-elective National Convention” on Saturday at Eagles Square in Abuja.

Also announced are the committees which would handle appeals and screening for the upcoming Anambra Guber primaries and local congresses.

Below is the full text of the communique.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Notice Of 75th NEC Meeting & 2017 Special Non-Elective National Convention

Notice is hereby given of the 75th meeting of the National Executive Committee(NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 2017 Special Non-Elective National Convention as follows:

NEC
Date: Friday, August 11,2017
Venue: PDP Zonal Secretariat, Plot 1970 Michael Okpara Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja
Time: 6:00pm

National Convention
Date: August 12,2017
Venue: Eagle Square, Central Business District, Abuja
Time: 10:00 am

Members of NEC and Delegates to National Convention are hereby enjoined to attend both events unfailingly.

Signed:
Prince Dayo Adeyeye
National Publicity Secretary, PDP

Special Announcement

Schedule of Activities for 2017 Gubernatorial Primary Election in Anambra State The Gubernatorial Election Guidelines of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) provides that for the purpose of nominating the party’s Candidate for office of Governor of a State, each Ward chapter of the party shall elect (3) Ad-hoc ward delegates at a special congress for the nomination of the Governorship Candidate.

In compliance with the above, the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) has approved the Gubernatorial Primary Election as Follows:

1. Screening Committee
1. Adamu Maina Waziri – Chairman
2. Hon. Moshood Salvador – Member
3. Prof. Stella Atoe – “
4. Sen. Zahabu Yau – “
5. Zonal Secretary – Member Secretary
Date: Wednesday August 9, 2017.
Venue: National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja

2. Screening Appeal Panel
1. Sen. Bob Effiong – Chairman
2. Dr. Akilu Indabawa – Member
3. Hon. Garba Dahiru – “
4. Mrs. Remi Kuku – “
5. Amb. Fidelia Njeze – “
6. Chief Austin Umahi – “
7. Dr. Eddy Olafeso – “
8. Elder Emmanuel Ogidi – “
9. Sen. Ibrahim Kazaure – “
10. Amb. Emmanuel Njiwa – “
11. Hon. Theophilus Daka Shau – “
12. Barr. Kabiru Usman – “
Date: Sunday August 13, 2017
Venue: National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja

3. Electoral Committee for 3 Ad-hoc Ward Congress
1. Prof Jerry Gana – Chairman
2. Sen. Biodun Olujimi – Member
3. Sen. Bala Tafidu – “
4. Amb. Esther Audu – “
5. Barr. Ibrahim Jalo – Member/ Secretary
Date: Monday August 14, 2017
Venue: State Party Secretariat, Anambra State.

4. Electoral Appeal Panel For 3 Ad-Hoc Ward Congresses
1. Senator Adophus Wabara – Chairman
2. Haj. Zainab Maina – Member
3. Ndubuisi Nwigwe – Member/Secretary
Date: Wednesday August 16, 2017
Venue: State Party Secretariat, Anambra State

5. Electoral Committee For State Congress (Governorship Primary)
1. H. E. Dave Umahi – Chairman
2. Yusuf Shehu Makarfi – Member
3. Hon. Reuben Onyia – “
4. Haj. Ayisatu Hashidu – “
5. Barr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN – “
Date: Saturday August 19, 2017
Venue: State Party Secretariat, Anambra State

6. Appeal Panel
National Caretaker Committee
Date: Wednesday August 23, 2017
Venue: National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja

Signed:
Senator Abdul Ningi

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