By Dirisu Yakubu
Contrary to some media reports that the national elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may be postponed, the National Working Committee, NWC, has said the October 31st date for the exercise stands.
Addressing newsmen at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan said the convention committee is working relentlessly to conduct the exercise as planned.
He said: “The preparations for the national convention are in place. As far as the party is concerned, the date for the convention remains October 30th to 31st. As we speak, we read reports in so many media space that there are issues and that only three governors are working, that national convention committee are not meeting and the National Working Committee members are not in their offices. That is totally and absolutely incorrect.
“Members of the NWC are currently deliberating on the success of the forthcoming national convention.
“The national convention organizing committees leadership is in town, and these are the chairman, the governor of Adamawa state, Mr. Umaru Fintiri, the deputy chairman, Governor Diri Duoye of Bayelsa state, as well as the governor of Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde who is the secretary of the committee.
“The three of them are in Abuja to oversee the convention process, while all the respective sub-committees are working and that’s why I’m briefing you now because I am the Secretary of the publicity sub-committee.”
Ologbondiyan further noted that other logistics have been taken care of including the venues for accreditation and the convention.
On report making the rounds of some members of the party approaching a High Court in Kaduna to stop the convention, the publicity scribe stressed, “As far as the People’s Democratic Party is concerned, the party does not work on speculations. We don’t have a judgment before the party. You cannot be talking about court issues, it is only when there is a judgment before the court that we will begin to talk about court issues. All the plans have been set out for the national convention on.