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PDP Govs to Meet Wednesday on Guidelines for Party Primaries, Presidential Convention

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As part of the strategy to adopt and ratify the guidelines for various primary elections of their party, the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would tomorrow meet to harmonise their positions preparatory to the meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) slated for Thursday.

Already, the meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) is scheduled for today while the National Caucus of PDP would meet tomorrow.

A source said the PDP governors were working to ensure that the presidential convention of the party slated for November would be made an affirmation convention, even though the Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, is said to be bent on contesting against President Goodluck Jonathan at the convention.

A statement by the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio, said the meeting would hold at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro by 4p.m. 

Although the agenda of the meeting was not released to the public, sources said the upcoming PDP primaries and the national convention of the party among other crucial issues would feature in their discussion.

In a related development, the PDP Governors’ Forum has congratulated the governor of Katsina State, the state chapter of the party and the entire people of the state on the recent peaceful conduct of local government area elections in the state.
A statement by Akpabio noted that it was remarkable that PDP under the leadership of  the state Governor, Ibrahim Shema, won in all the 34 local government areas and the 361 wards in the state.

According to the chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, “This victory further confirm the confidence the good people of the state have in our great party, which they have kept faith with since the advent of the present democratic dispensation in 1999.

“It is also noteworthy that as the party with a real national transformation agenda under the leadership of our dear President Jonathan, the PDP administration led by the game changer and National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has also kept faith with the good people of Katsina State and indeed other Nigerians who have witnessed quantum leap in democratic dividends,” Akpabio said.

He added that the victory of PDP in Katsina State was a foretaste of many more victories for the party in the years ahead, and therefore urged Nigerians to keep supporting the party.

In another statement signed by the Secretary of the PDP BoT, Senator Walid Jubrin, he said the BoT meeting would take place at the Presidential Villa Abuja at 7p.m. today.
Also, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, said the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting would take place on Thursday at 12 noon at the national secretariat of the party.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

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