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There were five attempts to stop PDP convention - Makarfi
12 August 2017, 08:13 | Jan Cross
Formular 019: No chance for any mistakes, Mark warns the PDP
"The PDP is made up of a highly intellectual political class, that has the capacity to turn things around and manage the country's economy well", Ossai said.
The National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, will today get four months extension to its tenure at the convention holding at Eagle sqaure.
It was learnt that the issue was further discussed at various meetings held by some other caucuses, as well as the governors of the party last night and decisions were taken on how the issue will be tabled in such a way that will be acceptable to the party members without giving any sign of persecution.
He expressed optimism about the future of the party saying "I am impressed with the renewed enthusiasm and commitment of our members towards rebuilding the party after the protracted leadership tussle". Any time longer than three months will not be in the interest of the party.
"We are not ideal and we would always learn from our mistake".
The Chairman of PDP Board of Trustees (BOT), Sen.
The Friday's Meeting was well attended and presided over by the National Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON.
"We must root out the past mistakes and make the needs and aspirations of the Nigerian people the centrepiece of our party's democratic agenda".
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"Zoning of Presidency and Chairmanship of the Party".
According to Makarfi, "In politics there are always issues but what is important is that we sit down and resolve the issues in a civil manner".
"Let all Presidential aspirants from the 19 states of the North be subjected to one Primary, whereas, all National Chairmanship candidates from the 17 States of the South be subjected also to one Primary to contest together, so as to produce the best candidate, to practicalize democracy".
In a statement issued yesterday, Mark again dismissed speculations that he would decamp from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mark, therefore, charged the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led Special Convention Committee not to leave any stone unturned to guarantee a hitch-free exercise.
"We bequeathed the largest economy in Africa to the APC but they squandered it within six months to one year", Adeyeye adding that the two years administration of President Muhammadu Buhari remains "the worst era in the history of Nigeria".
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