PDP postpones convention, extends Makarfi-led Caretaker Committees tenure


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again adjourned its National Convention, this time, for 12 calendar months.
The decision was taken on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, bringing the repeat National Convention of the party to an end.
The convention which was earlier billed for the stadium was later held at the Rivers State PDP Secretariat, Aba Road, Port Harcourt.
The Convention which was presided over by the Chairman of Convention Planning Committee, Chief Nyesom Wike, the Executive Governor of Rivers State with other Party leaders, Governors, Delegates took the following decisions;

  1. Dissolving the earlier agenda to conduct elections into various offices to fill the vacuum orchestrated by the expiration of the tenure of the former Working Committee members;
  1. The Convention ratified the constitution of the National Caretaker Committee as constituted by the 21st May, 2016 Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State;
  2. Extended the tenure of the National Caretaker Committee ably led by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, CON by 12 months, that is 1 year to enable the Party resolve all pending legal issues in Courts;

4. The Convention also increased the number of the Caretaker Committee from 7 to 13 in order to cater for all the offices available in the NWC and includes all the zones of the federation.


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