The convention is ongoing at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
A former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and some state governors and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have walked out of the party’s convention.
The governors are those of Adamawa, Kwara, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kano, Rivers and Niger.
After leaving the venue of the convention in anger, the aggrieved governors and Atiku converged on the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja where they are currently addressing a press conference.
The leaders are protesting the actions of the organisers of the ongoing PDP Special National Convention that has seen a majority of the aspirants disqualified.
Over 50 of the 75 aspirants, most presumed to be loyal to opponents of President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition within the PDP, have been disqualified from vying for the 17 available National Working Committee, NWC, positions of the party.
The governors and leaders that walked out are currently addressing the press at a separate venue from the Eagle Square where the PDP Convention is ongoing.