Breaking: Atiku, governors angrily storm out of PDP convention

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.

Details later….


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  • paul

    Who invited rivers there

    • Henry

      Stut up! Idiot.

  • greenlight774

    This is the best thing to happen to Nigeria politically since 1999. Being the party in power @ the center since 1999, PDP is the problem of Nigeria. In a sane society, PDP having wasted 14 years can not win a single state. Why is Jonathan and his little handlers afraid of election? Why disqualified over 50 of the 75 aspirants? If you were in doubt before where the evil idea to disqualify Charles Chukwuma Soludo came from, you can now confirm it. It is the handwork of Jonathan and his criminal friends in PDP. Is this a sign of what will happen in 2015, where 16 is greater than 19 and 5 is greater than 27 and now, disqualification of aspirants. WAKE UP NIGERIA and vote out anything PDP.

  • Impulse400

    Eyaaa… How the cookie crumbles. Jonathan’s Zoning formula did not benefit you…? The Zoning formula that produced Shehu Shagari, Maitama Sule, Olusola Sarakai and co., in 1978 only favoured the north. Atiku should suck it up like a man rather than behaving like a cat’s first name.