PDP BoT wants Wike sacked, next convention moved to Abuja

Governor Nyesom Wike speaking at the closed door meeting
Governor Nyesom Wike speaking at the closed door meeting

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker Committee to form a new national convention planning committee and to hold the next convention of the party in Abuja.

The previous stalemated national conventions of the party were held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and the planning committee was headed by the Governor Nyesom Wike.

At the end of its meeting held at the Musa Ya’Adua Centre, Abuja, on Monday, the BoT advised the Makarfi committee that to ensure a credible, transparent, free and fair National Convention, “a new National Convention Planning Committee be constituted by the National Caretaker Committee and approve by the National Executive Committee, NEC.”

A Communique signed by the Chairman of the BoT, Walid Jibrin, also said that “ the forthcoming National Convention of the PDP be held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)”.

The BoT said it would facilitate the raising of adequate funds for the party, while also calling on “all PDP governors to continue pursuing positive programmes of good governance so as to clearly project the people-oriented manifesto of the PDP”.

Before conflicting court orders frustrated the national convention of the PDP, factional chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff had given as condition for reconciliation the shifting of the convention from Port Harcourt to Abuja.

The BoT on Monday mandated its reconciliation committee to continue with “all good efforts of reconciling all aggrieved Party members.”

They also advised the National Caretaker Committee to, as soon as possible, convene the meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to approve proposals on the way forward for party.

The BoT equally passed a vote of confidence on the Makarfi-led leadership and urged the committee to continue its “good work of repositioning the Party.”

Apart from Mr. Jibrin, who chaired the meeting, other members of the BoT in attendance included National Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi; former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu; former National Chairmen, Okwesilieze Nwodo and Vincent Ogbulafor, amongst others.

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  • vagabonds in power

    Wike, Dickson and Akpabio are a disgrace to the south south–I said it severally that Wike will be worst than Amaechi—and I have been proven right–as for the Ibos their thoughts are nothing to write home about–their is to do the bidding of the Fulanis—via the Yorubas——————The Ijaw Nation supports Kanuri man Sheriff————-reagardless——————-It is the Fulni and Yoruba thieves who want to back the Fulanis against the Kanuris who are being killed————————-by the Fulani boko haram fighters——————-aware we have had enough of Fulni rule from the era of balewa to Buhari no head no tail

    • Ade Omowest

      You are blaming everybody but you never blame the senior brother of Wike, Dickson and Akpabio, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who happens to be the greatest DISGRACE to the good people of South-South Nigeria. Instead, of you to remove the tribal blindness distorting your warped brain, you are busy castigating all other tribes in Nigeria apart from Ijaw. “Na only Ijaw dey Niger Delta”?

      • Samadani

        Abi? Na dem colonize Niger Delta!

  • Arabakpura

    Wike is not well grounded in politics without bitterness and he does not have good rethorics! He has wasted an opportunity he had on a platter of gold because of his he-goat diction!

  • favourtalk

    At the end, the dog is bitting eachother in the same party, wike just proved himself to be very confused and cant do anything meaninful

  • Peter_Edo

    Wicked Wike the thug has been spotted in his own house and now they want to kick him out… what about all the Rivers state money he has spent on the PDP?

    • Samadani

      Has Oga Jona abandon the silver spoon that fed him? it appears he is no longer in the PDP.

  • Political Steve

    The error PDP made was making Sheriff their national chairman. It has cost them some impediments. Now the ruling party is using sheriff against them. The man is a trouble shooter.