By Anayo Okoli
Umuahiaâ€”The Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) will hold a Special National Convention on Saturday, October 3, in Abuja. The special convention is to enable the party fill vacant positions created by the recent resignation of some officers in the party and make some amendments in the partyâ€™s constitution.
Addressing journalists, the Chairman of the Special National Convention and Deputy Governor of Abia state, Mr.Chris AkomasÂ explained that two main objectives of the convention are to review and amend the partyâ€™s constitution where necessary and electing officers to fill the vacant positions in the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.
Akomas disclosed that the election would be based on the partyâ€™s existing zoning arrangement, pointing out that the new national chairman of the party will still emerge from the South South zone which produced Chief Clement Ebri, the first national chairman of the party, who resigned recently.
â€œThe National Executive Council of PPA met on September 22, 2009, and resolved that a Special National Convention be held on October 3, 2009, to review issues that border on the constitution and amend where appropriate, and fill vacant positions that exist in the National Working Committee (NWC) and National Executive Council (NEC) of the party, following the resignation of the National Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, South and the National Treasurer, in addition to those very vacant positions (five of them) which will also be filled as the deputies or those acting in those positions need to go through the convention.