PDP holds convention, extends Markafi’s tenure

PDP holds convention, extends Markafi’s tenure
August 17 18:12 2016

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday defied the an order by an Abuja Federal High Court by holding its convention.

The party leaders braved the odds to hold the convention  after the original venue was sealed-off by Police and they had to move to the party headquarters in Portharcourt.

During the convention, the party leaders extended the tenure of Senator Ahmed Markafi led
national caretaker committee by one year.

Before extending the life of the national caretaker
committee, Minority Leader of the House of
Representatives, Leo Ogor moved a motion to
amend the agenda of the convention.

Elections of
national officers was finally removed from the day’s
business.

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike
Ekweremadu moved the motion for e of the
tenure of the Senator Markafi led national Caretaker
Committee.

It is expected that within the life of the new CTC, all
court cases would be resolved.

The party also expounded the number of the national
Caretaker Committee to 13.

The members were however told not to contest for any office
when the party will be ready for the election of national
officers.

The national caretaker committee chairman, Senator
Markafi in his acceptance speech promised to rebuild,
unite and restore the glory of the party.