The National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, slated to hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has been cancelled.
PREMIUM TIMES has just been told by one of the delegates, who asked not to be named because the party was yet to formally announce the cancellation, that the convention had been shelved.
“The convention is not holding. Our leaders have been meeting since early in the morning and they finally resolved that the convention should be shelved until the court order is vacated, ” he said.
He also said some of the leaders of the party were of the view that “efforts should be made to resolve all differences with the Jerry Gana group before a fresh national convention is held.”
Our source added that the leadership, which comprise PDP governors and other eminent members of the party, agreed to name an interim committee to replace the National Working Committee, pending the holding of election to select new NWC members.
“What we are hearing now is that former Governor Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ben Obi have been chosen as interim chairman and secretary,” our source said.
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