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PDP National Convention: Petitions against aspirants flood national secretariat

PDP National Convention: Petitions against aspirants flood national secretariat

The party, he said, would make available the list of accredited delegates to all aspirants at least 48 hours before the convention to diffuse the rumour that the list has been altered to suit selected aspirants.

"We call on President Buhari to investigate and ensure that those who want to disrupt the convention refrain from doing so".

Punch however reports that there are indications that the PDP would be amending the said sections at the convention to allow returnees contest for any position and to vote or be voted for after a six-month probation period.

The lawmaker said that there was no disunity among the party members, pointing out that organizing the convention was a signal of the strength of PDP.

He welcomed the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and others back to the party just as he enjoined all those who defected to return home because "PDP is still the only National Party and a home for all".

When pressed further, he said, "First of all, I can tell you that we are happy with Atiku coming back to the PDP".

"We are solidly behind him and those in his camp because Nigerians need him, the PDP needs him and the nation's democracy also needs him if it must endure and to redeem the dying Nigerian people".

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He said: "We have credible information that some overzealous elements in the APC Government want to disrupt the PDP national convention".

In his response, Shagari praised PDP for its contributions to the building of democratic structures in the country.

"They are afraid that if the PDP should hold a successful convention, that their days in government are numbered. We thank the Caretaker Committee of our party because they have done a lot ahead of the inauguration on Monday, and since then, we have held several meetings".

The elder statesman was speaking when he received members of the PDP Convention Planning Committee led by their Chairman and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, at his residence in Minna, the Niger State capital.

As it concerns Anambra and Osun participating in the convention, we will basically have to make use of statutory delegates.

On the return of former vice president Atiku Abubakar to the PDP, IBB said, "He is a Nigerian; he is allowed to go to any party and our constitution allows it".