PDP holds stakeholders meeting today to stave off crisis

PDP holds stakeholders meeting today to stave off crisis

A meeting of Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders is to be held in Abuja today to discuss the crisis in the party.

It will also examine the programmes put in place by the caretaker committee, headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, for the party’s convention and forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.

According to reports on Vanguard, the meeting is coming on the heels of a call by Senator Makarfi on the former chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his supporters to come back to the mainstream of the party.

But Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, whose candidate for the September governorship election in Edo State was rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday, insisted that he remains the authentic chairman of the party.

He added that his candidate should be recognized by the commission based on the decision of the Abuja High Court.

Speaking on the stakeholders meeting, a member of the caretaker committee in charge of Publicity, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the meeting, which will have in attendance governors elected on the platform of the party as well as members of the Board of Trustees, BOT, and the National Assembly members, would discuss the programme drawn up by the committee for the convention of the party which may hold in August.

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