Connect with us

Featured

LIVE UPDATES: Atiku, Saraki, Kwankanso others in battle for PDP presidential ticket as party holds convention in Port Harcourt

Published

on

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s National Convention started on Friday, October 5 and is expected to end today, Saturday, October 6.

The opposition party’s bigwigs and delegates are in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital for the make or mar convention and presidential primary where they will elect the presidential candidate that will be slugging it out with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

The party said it has put in place strategies to ensure that the presidential primary is transparent.

Advertisement

According to the PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbindiyan, the National Working Committee (NWC) has broadened the participation of the presidential aspirants by giving them opportunity to nominate two people each into the accreditation and electoral committees respectively, sunlike in the past when aspirants were restricted to nominating agents to represent them during delegates elections.

He said: “Each of the presidential aspirant will nominate two people into the accreditation committee and another two into electoral committee. This is to ensure that none of the aspirants is left in the dark as to what the party is doing concerning the convention.

“The PDP will publish names of all the delegates and make same available to our presidential aspirants before the convention.”

Advertisement

Ologbondiyan added that the party was looking forward to the emergence of a candidate with the capacity to quickly revamp the economy upon election, with a view to bringing to an end to “the disastrous stewardship of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, administration.’’

At present, the PDP has about 13 presidential aspirants who want to emerge as the flagbearer of the major opposition party in the 2019 presidential election.

Some of the aspirants are former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Senate president Bukola Saraki, Governor Aminu Tambuwwal of Sokoto state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso from Kano state, and so on.

Advertisement

Who will eventually emerge as the candidate of the Nigeria’s main opposition party to contest againt President Buhari, TRACK NEWS is fully on ground to provide live updates of the happenings at the convention.

Don’t forget to refresh your browser always for fresh updates.

Advertisement
Comments
TrackNews Nigeria to honour Gov. Wike
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement Web Hosting in Nigeria
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending