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PDP convention: We can not afford another mistake -Mark

PDP convention: We can not afford another mistake -Mark

"I am impressed by the renewed enthusiasm and commitment of members towards rebuilding the party after the protracted leadership tussle", he said.

The Eagles Square in Abuja is the venue of the event. Worldwide organisations are coming to observe this convention.

A top stalwart of the party informed PREMIUM TIMES that the Makarfi committee " may get a three month extension in office after which an elective national convention would be organised to bring in new executive officials for the party".

"Our members have started arriving from various states of the federation and we are expecting over 3,000 delegates and all the foreign missions and global observers have been invited".

Chairman of the party's Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin said, "The PDP will never die".

He said: "We have come this far through a tortuous journey".

"As a party we have realised areas we made mistakes and we are working hard to correct these mistakes with a view to putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians".

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According to Mr. Okowa, "It is no longer news that Nigerians are suffering and it was not like this when we were in control of the Federal government, stressing that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, remains the only party capable of taking Nigeria out of its present economic challenges".

"Yesterday, we had a prolong meeting with the leaders from the zone to resolve the issues and no matter what you are doing as a political party, you must lose some members and also gain others".

"So, we have every cause to celebrate and this is the convention of every member of this party and even Nigerians because Nigerians rejoiced with us when we won at the Supreme Court".

In another development, former Senate President, Senator David Mark has called on the PDP to avoid mistakes in Saturday's convention, and harped on the need for a hitch free convention. "Those who are decamping from PDP to APC are fair-weather friends of the party".

He appealed to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa-led Convention Committee to ensure the conduct of a convention that would unite the party and provide a sense of belonging to its members.

"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".

IIP output contracts 0.1% in June
While mining and electricity output grew 0.4 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively, output in manufacturing dropped 0.4 percent. Capital goods output, which is the barometer of investment, declined by 6.8% from a growth of 14.8% a year ago.


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